You can find whatever you’re looking for online and one site always comes to mind – eBay. Whether it be shoes, games, furniture or anything in between, chances are if you want it, eBay’s got it. Then again, it’s basically a wonderland filled with the most random objects imaginable there for you to ogle and purchase if your heart desires. Hey, they put it up there to begin with, so if anyone is going to get weird looks, it’s them, right? It’s crazy to think about how far technology has come since the beginning of time.
But, as much as things change, nothing says that we’ll lose our sense of curiosity and wonder, both serving as vital aspects of the human condition – which is where the Internet comes into play. You will always be able to come across the wackiest things and facts imaginable all at the click of one simple button.
So, without further ado, feast your eyes on 20 of the craziest things that you can find on eBay and let your imagination run wild.
15. A Petrified Dead Frog
One thing’s for certain, you can always find the most random of things on there and this petrified dead frog is just one of many. Given, you can definitely appreciate the seller’s honesty in regards to their ad since they claim to have not known the cause of death, but that still doesn’t change how this little specimen actually died in fear. Also, they were completely candid with how they came across it, too. They were vacuuming behind the couch, found it and thought that it was just too interesting to just throw away.
14. Someone to Yell At
We all know life can be hard and there comes a time where you just have to let all of your headaches and frustrations out on someone. That’s where Justin Vaynes comes in. He knows what you’re going through and is fully aware that we all need someone to yell at every once in awhile. He was willing to fill that void all while making some extra cash for his college education. Sure, he may not be offering that much time, as the session would only last for 10 minutes but sometimes, a little goes a long way. Besides, there is that comforting sense of anonymity, there so you can just vent away and only have some outsider input if you desire it.
13. Ad Space on Someone’s Forehead
This particular one is an oldie but a goodie. Back in 2005, web-page designer Andrew Fischer decided to rent out his forehead to the highest bidder for one month. In the form of a temporary tattoo, he would act as a means of advertising whatever they wanted, as long as it was deemed acceptable by the general public. The winner of his services was none other than SnoreStop, company whose main focus was on helping people to stop snoring. They formed a great business partnership and, while nothing may have come out of it for Andrew (except for his 15 minutes of fame), he will always be known as the guy who was crazy enough to rent out advertising space on his forehead for over $37,000.
12. Britney Spears’ Hair
Remember when Britney Spears had her mental breakdown and decided that it would be a great idea to shave her head? While it may have only been up for one hour, there is something extra special about buying a literal piece of a celebrity. Given, she may have been known for more bad things than good at the time, but it would have still been a great story to tell your friends when the shipment finally arrived at your doorstep. Thankfully, Britney has seen better hair days as of late, so something like this won’t be happening any time soon.
11. A Grilled Cheese Sandwich
Have you ever wanted a grilled cheese sandwich so badly that you bought one off eBay? Well, someone did. Then again, this wasn’t your run of the mill snack either. Whether it was an act of God or just a really weird coincidence, the final result is an undeniable one. The grill marks embedded onto the grilled cheese ended up bearing a shocking resemblance to the Virgin Mary. But, wait, it gets even weirder. The sandwich never went bad despite it being made a year prior! So, while we will never know why this happened, one thing is for certain: someone out there now owns an old sandwich that they will hopefully never consume for more reasons than one.
10. Deformed Cucumber
There is something extra special about organically grown fruits and vegetables. But, chances are, you’ve never seen anything quite like this before. There is such a thing as strange and then there’s those that are out of this world. This particular cucumber can’t help but walk that fine line. It may not look like a heart or much of anything really, but the resemblance to a worm or snake is pretty unmistakable, which is enough to keep your attention for long enough that you would definitely want to click on the listing. Then again, the bang for buck is pretty low considering that it would only be good for a few days once it arrived.
We all know that going to college, especially in somewhere like the United States, is a costly venture for any prospective student. But, one decided to take her education into her own hands and sell her virginity on eBay in order to raise ample funds for the experience. She was planning on attending a university in Brazil and sold it for $780,000 to a very lucky Japanese man. While this may technically be considered a very questionable move on her end, at least it wasn’t for nothing.
As children, we could all be extremely pissed off at the world sometimes, which could then lead to some extremely rash actions. Well, while the reason behind this 10-year-old girl’s final result may never be disclosed to the general public, this individual took her tantrum to a whole new level after she decided to try to sell her grandmother on eBay! Being as frank as children are, she let the world know that she did have her good qualities. But she could also be annoying and the like. The most surprising thing about it? The bidding was upward of £20,000 when, finally, the listing was finally taken down.
7. Medicinal Nipple Hair
For those who believe in magic, someone on the UK version of the eBay website decided to share his miracle cure with one special person who was willing to pay whatever it took. So, what was it exactly? It was literally a nipple hair that was plucked from the seller’s chest that he believed to have special medicinal properties. By making contact with your maladies, your body’s natural healing process would be greatly accelerated, thus making it a wonderful investment. Your broken bones will be as good as new after a few months! So, is it a miracle or just human nature? You be the judge.
6. Guinea Pig Suit of Armour
We all can’t help but love our pets and treat them like part of the family. That being said, there are those of us in the world who go the extra mile to ensure that they are treated to nothing but the best that life has to offer. In this particular case, the suit of armor that was made to fit a guinea pig is perfect if you think that he or she will be facing a reckless dragon or going jousting in the near future. Either way, if it was sold for $1,150 back in 2008, you can only imagine how much it would be now. Then again, life is nothing if you don’t splurge every once in a while so why not take the leap if given the opportunity to do so.
5. A Life
While it may not have literally been their body, mind, soul and all of their worldly possessions, you do what you gotta do when you’re looking for a fresh start and eBay is as good of a place as any to get it. This man sold his house, car, a trial period at his job and almost everything else that you could possibly think of so that he could start his life over again, to a certain degree at least, and make the best out of a seemingly bad situation. You would think that this wouldn’t be that successful considering that everyone has their own lives to lead, but it ended up going as high as £384,000 during the auction period!
4. Demonic Teddy Bear
You may buy most of your toys at a store, so why would you even bother going on a website like eBay to fulfill that void in your life? The answer: because it may be possessed by a demon. You read that right, a demon. Raven is her name and the family who currently owns the bear has a deep-rooted connection with it, since it was her grandmother who undertook the responsibility of dealing with its first encounter. Everyone wants to feel loved and welcomed wherever they are, so why would this being be any different? The time for change is now and, for $180, you can be exactly what they need to feel happiness once again.
3. A Soul
Someone recently thought that it would be a great idea to breathe into a plastic bag and sell it on eBay, because this specific breath would somehow contain their soul in its entirety. While there may not be an extensive description about the quality of their soul or anything of the sort, you can probably make the assumption that they aren’t exactly its biggest fan if they’re willing to part with it for the small fee of $10! Interested? Visit here for the active listing. Just be warned – there will be sceptics who will judge you for just buying a baggie with oxygen in it, listed as someone’s essence and, in turn, raise more questions than you’re probably willing to answer.
2. The Meaning of Life
There are so many possible answers to those moments of wonderment that you can never truly know if your musings were correct in any way possible. That was, until now. Sure, the listing may be expired but all you need to know is that someone claimed that they were able to figure out what it all means and decided to sell their findings on the Internet. We may never know what they sent the lucky individual, but chances are they figured it out, so you can too. Never give up and continue to reach for the stars because, while it may take a little while, everyone’s personalized answer is out there just waiting to be found.
1. Imaginary Best Friend
Friends come and go, as all things do, but their duration is always indeterminate. However, there comes a time when even the best things must come to an end, and this is where this listing comes into play. Rodney and his 21-year-old creator have been the best of friends since he was seven. But, when the time comes to part there is always a part of you who can’t help but wish them the best if luck. So, if you can provide a home for the newest addition of your life and have an extra $500 to spend, please help find Rodney a home – not only in the physical sense but, most importantly, in your heart.