Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Hip, Hip, Hooray

If The Joint Is Rockin' ......

A Prague lawyer has been granted a pardon after trying to sell what he claimed was the Czech president's hip joint on eBay. He claimed the joint was given to him by doctors at the hospital where president Vaclav Klaus underwent a hip replacement operation in May. Bidding had reached about $40,000 when police swooped.

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6 comments:

Sometimes Saintly Nick said...

Some medieval church is said to have had “the skull of John the Baptizer as a child.” I wonder what eBay bids one could obtain for that?

Maggie May said...

Blimey! That's weird.

leslie said...

Just plain weird! Who'd want an old hip joint????

MedPathGroup said...

I have read a similar post about this news. Anyway, yes, totally weird. The man is still lucky to have received the president's pardon. It's interesting to know the bidding reached $40,000 already just for a hip joint.

babooshka said...

I fell about laughing at this. You do find them. I think the British NHS might have put in a bid.

Retiredandcrazy said...

A hip joint? So what's wrong with buying a trendy bar?