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Craziest celebrity auction items

Published 6:20 PM ET, Thu October 9, 2014
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Can you put a price on a lock of hair? If you're famous you can. Willie Nelson's braids were auctioned to the tune of $37,000 on October 5. If you think that's exorbitant, check out the payday these other odd celebrity auction items pulled: Courtesy Guernsey's
The gunk that comes out of Scarlett Johansson's nose is supervaluable. When she appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" in 2008, the actress happened to have a cold, and Leno passed her a tissue to blow her nose. When she was done, it was sealed in a bag and signed by Johansson. Believe it or not, that used tissue sold for $5,300 on eBay. But at least it was all for a good cause: The funds were donated to USA Harvest. Paul Drinkwater/NBC/Getty Images
When William Shatner wanted to raise money for Habitat for Humanity in 2006, he offered up a piece of himself and put his kidney stone up for auction. It fetched $25,000. HEINZ RUCKEMANN/UPI/Landov
You have to be a pretty big fan of Lady Gaga's to place a bid for one of her fake fingernails. When the Mother Monster lost an acrylic black nail on the stage after her "Born This Way Ball" tour stop in Dublin in 2012, it was put up for auction, and brought in an estimated $13,000. Rob Kim/Getty Images
In 2010, someone wanted to see the real Marilyn Monroe -- as in, the bones that made the woman. Chest X-rays of the star from 1954 were bought for $45,000 at an auction in Las Vegas. Julien's Auctions
Thought Willie Nelson's braids were expensive? That's nothing compared to a lock of Elvis Presley's hair. In 2002, just a strand from the King's head brought in $115,000. Hulton Archive/Getty Images/File
At least when Rihanna breaks something, she turns it into a profitable auction item for charity. The singer accidentally dropped Los Angeles Police Commission President Steve Soboroff's phone at a basketball game in May, but she also signed the back of it, helping Soboroff sell it for $66,500 on eBay. That money went to the LAPD Cadet Program. From Twitter
A piece of chewing gum that supposedly had been in the mouth of Britney Spears and then spit out backstage at a concert reached a bid of $14,000 on eBay in 2004. Mark Mainz/Getty Images/File
Someone out there loves Justin Timberlake so much they'd pay $1,025 for the pop star's picked over French toast. NI/X17online.com/File
Like some famous singers before him, the hair growing from Justin Bieber's head is worth a pretty penny. When he upended the world (of pop culture, at least) with a haircut in 2011, Ellen DeGeneres took some of those strands and auctioned them for charity, bringing in $40,668. Michael Rozman/Warner Bros./AP
This tooth isn't the prettiest but it's also John Lennon's, which makes it supervaluable to fans. The singer handed this tooth, which has a cavity, to his housekeeper in the mid-'60s after having it pulled during a trip to the dentist. It was auctioned for $31,200 in 2011. Omega Auctions