* In 2006, a man tried to sell his soul before eBay bosses booted him off, insisting he had to produce written permission from 'a higher authority'.
** Justin Timberlake's half-eaten French toast, plus the fork and plate he used, were auctioned for £1,700 in 2000.
*** In 2004, a debt-ridden 18-year-old Bristol University student turned to eBay to auction her virginity. She received 400 bids before the internet company stopped it.
**** In 2003, Simon Holland sold a chip for £150. Simon, from Winconsin Rapids in the US, claimed that the six and three quarter incher was the world's biggest French fry.
***** A skeleton of a 50,000-year-old mammoth fetched £61,000 in 2004.
****** A mystery buyer stumped up £1 million to buy the Californian town of Bridgeville in 2002. The lot, offered on eBay, included 82 acres, 10 houses, 4 cabins and even it's own postcode.
******* A tooth said to have been pulled from Elvis Presley's mouth after he suffered an injury failed to attract the minimum £63,000 selling price on eBay in July 2007.
Thanks to an old friend for that piece of trivia.