Adding to a long list of unusual eBay listings, actor William Shatner (best known as Captain James T. Kirk on television’s Star Trek) sold the kidney stone he passed back in August 2005 to Golden Palace Casino Online Casino. Golden Palace Casino paid $25,000 for the iconic former Captain of the Starship Enterprise’s organ, the funds promptly rerouted to the charity Habitat For Humanity, which helps build houses for low income families.
Golden Palace Casino has, in the internet gambling world at least, become synonymous with the publicity stunt. This is the same online casino that, in August 2005, paid $1,775 for a pierogi (a polish dumpling) bearing the image of Jesus Christ. Upon winning the item, they proudly added it to their growing (and increasingly notorious) collection of modern oddities.
Other cherished artifacts include:
— A Grilled Cheese Sandwich bearing the image of the Virgin Mary ($28,000)
— A 1999 Volkswagen Golf that formerly belonged to Pope Benedict XVI
— Britney Spears’ pregnancy test (yes, used — yuck)
— A metal walking cane that an elderly woman sold in the hopes of convincing her young grandson that his grandfather’s ghost would once and for all leave their house along with it ($65,000).
In early December 2005, the online casino purchased Babe Ruth’s allegedly corked baseball bat from Lelands.com for $103,631. Now, according to Golden Palace Casino CEO Richard Rowe, they intend to saw the bat in half and resolve the long batted-around controversy once and for all.