Have you ever been to an auction? They can be a lot of fun! Between all of the things they have up for sale and the excitement of the actual bidding, one can become addicted. Most auctions that you or I would go to are pretty commonplace, fitting in the budget of any common man, but there are auctions out there that would break you or me if we were to make even a single purchase (if we could even afford to!). Here are ten examples of the most ridiculously expensive auction items on Earth.
1. A Massive Black Watermelon
This is quite possibly the most expensive fruit you will ever encounter; it sold for a whopping $6,100 at a Japanese auction! It is a Densuke watermelon, and there were only 65 of them; this one weighed in at seventeen pounds. The only place these watermelons are grown is in Hokkaido, which is an island in the north. The fact is that watermelon and other similar fruit are very hard to come by; a pair of cantaloupe actually sold for more than $23,000! The Japanese people are willing to really shell out the dough for these fruit varieties.
2. John Lennon’s Toilet
You may expect a crapper belonging to a Beatle would fetch the funds, and this one certainly may. His estate, Tittenhurst Park, is auctioning the commode off and is taking bids, but they are estimating they will pull in around $1,500. It was put into storage by a builder named Hancock to be used as a planter after bathroom renovations were done, and it is unknown if the pot has any actual value in itself.