The craziest eBay sales after 20 years of auctions BY Melanie Dostis NEW YORK DAILY NEWS Sunday, September 6, 2015, 6:00 AM A A A Share this URL BECK DIEFENBACH/REUTERS Ebay turned 20 on Thursday. Twenty years later, eBay is still dominating the web auctioning world — and often boasting some of the most outrageous sales. One look at the site’s “Totally Bizarre” section — where oddities such as a person’s week of selfies, a human soul or a rat fetus are posted — shows anything can sell on eBay. EBAY TURNS 20: AUCTION SITE GOES FROM $1 LASER POINTER TO BILLION DOLLAR GIANT In honor of the site’s twentieth birthday, here are ten crazy things people auctioned off. 1. People Even humans have been listed for auction — but no one ever cashed out. A British man made headlines in 2008, when he tried to sell his “cheating, lying, adulterous wh--- of a wife.” Local police were called to investigate the post as harassment and eventually let him off with a warning. A year later, a 10-year-old girl almost fetched 20,000 euros for her “cuddly” grandmother before eBay shut the post down. The girl later said the sale was a joke. But singer James Blunt did manage to find his sister a mate when he advertised “damsel in distress seeks knight in shining armor” on the site. The couple married three years later. 2. Bodily possessions Ebay could be quite a macabre selling ground, if there was no one to monitor the auctions. While eBay prohibits the sale of human organs, an Indiana man stole human brains from autopsies and managed to sell a few specimens in 2014. Other users have tried, but mostly failed, to sell sperm, eggs, blood, clean urine for drug tests and cremation ashes. Hair, however, is allowed and Britney Spears’ locks from when she shaved her head during her infamous meltdown in 2007 was listed on the site for $1 million before the seller backed out. Bruno Vincent/Getty Images Esther Tognozzi of Esther's Haircutting Studio in Tarzana, California placed Britney Spears’ hair on Ebay after the singer used her clippers to shave her head. 3. Sex An American medical student came close to selling her virginity along with a 12-hour date in 2014, getting bids as high as $550,000. She eventually withdrew the offer. 4. Air This one surely inflated Kanye West’s ego. Many of his concertgoers tried to sell bags of air from his shows earlier this year. After bids reached up to $65,000, eBay shut the auction down. Air in the supernatural form is also available. One seller claimed to sell a jar containing a ghost — evil warning included if the ghost was released. The winning bidder, with a whopping $50,922 later backed out. 5. Holy Revelations People see the Virgin Mary in many places, or so they say. One eBay user managed to sell a partially eaten 10-year-old grilled-cheese sandwich bearing Mary’s image for $28,000. In fact, food items showing Jesus and other holy figures are a popular search on eBay, making breakfast with Jesus a lot easier. 6. Towns It takes a village — so why not buy one? In 2003, the tiny town of Bridgeville, Calif. — with a population of about 25 — became the first town auctioned off on the site. It appeared again on eBay in 2006, earning $1.25 million. Albert, Tex., an abandoned town with no permanent addresses sold for $2.5 million in 2005. ERIC RISBERG/AP Bridgeville, California was the first town auctioned on Ebay. 7. Food Food sales are not allowed on eBay but two tricky Virginia sisters sold a coupon redeemable for cereal in 2008. What they actually sold was one corn flake but its shape similarity to Illinois put an extra $1,350 in their pockets. Another piece of cereal resembling the film character E.T. sold for $1,035. One of the best gems in this category was a piece of gum Britney Spears spat out during a concert, selling for $14,000. 8. For charity Some unusual sales on eBay are sometimes meant to help others. Scarlett Johansson sold a tissue on eBay for charity. She claimed it was worth double the value since Samuel L. Jackson had given her a cold. It sold at $5,300 and proceeds went to a hunger charity. A sweaty wristband that Andy Murray threw to the Duchess of Cornwall at Wimbledon snagged 2,100 euros for an animal charity. 9. Names Picking out names can be hard and sometimes the priveledge can be bought on eBay. In 2005, an American entrepreneur allowed eBay users to choose his middle name. He received an $8,000 bid but Utah courts eventually denied the name change. In Arkansas, a woman tried four times to sell the rights to name her unborn baby. Her first post got her a bid of $15,000 but eBay doesn’t allow the sell of intangible items. Her later attempts didn’t attract many bidders. 10. Everything Ian Usher was ready for a fresh start after splitting from his wife. The British man advertised “life for sale” on eBay. He sold his entire life possessions, from his house and car to introductions to his friends and a try-out at his job. Usher used the 192,000 euros he made on a bucket list of 100 life goals. He even found love along the way.