A medical school’s 200 year old mummy has turned up on eBay. It began its second life by being body-snatched in Scotland, and was then taken to the University of Maryland by the snatcher’s brother. It got rescued from a Detroit school building which was being demolished, apparently by a friend of the eBay seller. As the auction has been pulled for falling foul of eBay’s rules against the sale of human body parts, it’s now on its way back to Maryland.
A broken laptop sells on eBay and becomes a star of the show ‘Heroes’. The seller’s write-up is probably the best part of this story.
A Welsh man has spent Â£920 on ten toast-and-marmite portraits of celebrities we love to hate. Baroness Thatcher, Charlotte Church and Simon Cowell, amongst others, were created by artist Dermot Flynn, and sold on eBay. Caterer Wayne Withers intends to give them to his wife for Christmas. He said, “I think she’s pleased”.
And finally, you can bid on a ten-minute Skype call with one of sixteen American celebrities, in aid of the Young Storytellers Foundation.