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10 Of The Weirdest Things Ever Auctioned Off

Sometimes you can get good deals from auctions. But you can always get a great deal with GEICO. Well, you already knew that. Here are some interesting facts you might not know!

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1. Winston Churchill's dentures sold for $23,723!

Fun Fact: They are gold plated.
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Fun Fact: They are gold plated.

2. Bridgeville, California was the first town to be sold on eBay in 2002.

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Fun Fact: It has been for sale at least three more times after the first auction.

3. A former law student tried to pay his loans off by auctioning his name off on eBay.

His eBay listing stated, "If you want my first name to be ‘Bob’s Supermarket’ and my last name to be ‘.com’ I’m cool with that, or if you want the first ... name to be an entire business name — whatever works."Fun Fact: The bidding started at $75,000.
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His eBay listing stated, "If you want my first name to be ‘Bob’s Supermarket’ and my last name to be ‘.com’ I’m cool with that, or if you want the first ... name to be an entire business name — whatever works."

Fun Fact: The bidding started at $75,000.

4. Coupons! Extreme couponers would buy tons of coupons on eBay to save on their bills.

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Fun Fact: Most auction sites have stronger restrictions on sales of coupons now. The maximum number of coupons allowed per eBay listing is 20.

5. A chunk of the Zagami Martian Meteorite was sold on eBay for $450,000!

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Fun Fact: At the time of the auction (2006) it was one of the most valuable space rocks on Earth!

6. A single cornflake was sold on eBay for $1.63.

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It was an experiment by a Coventry University student.

Fun Fact: An 18-ounce box of cornflakes is about $3.

7. A hot dog was auctioned off from a Montreal stadium.

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In 2004, the Montreal Expos (an MLB team) moved to Washington D.C. and were renamed the Nationals.

Fun Fact: The hot dog just happened to be the last hot dog ever sold from the stadium.

8. Dinosaur bones were sold at an auction for more than $650,000.

The bones were of a diplodocus, a large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur. Fun Fact: The bones sold are one of the few complete skeletons of diplodocus longus ever found.
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The bones were of a diplodocus, a large, long-necked, plant-eating dinosaur.

Fun Fact: The bones sold are one of the few complete skeletons of diplodocus longus ever found.

9. There's a high market for celebrity hair.

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You name a super-famous celeb, their hair has been auctioned off.

Fun Fact: Elvis Presley's hair once sold for $115,000. The King of hairs right there.

10. A man auctioned off his "entire life" (aka all of his possessions) for $384,000.

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Fun Fact: Up for auction was his three-bedroom home and EVERYTHING inside it. That included his car, a motorcycle, jet ski, and parachuting gear.

But did you know that auctioneers make bad grocery store clerks?

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