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Published:August 31st, 2010 15:18 EST

Holy Crap! John Lennon's Toilet Sells For $14,740

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A toilet that belonged to late Beatle John Lennon fetched 9,500 pounds ($14,740) at auction on Saturday, around 10 times its estimate, the sale organizers said.

toiletThe toilet was among Beatles memorabilia sold at auction as part of the Beatle week festival in Liverpool, the group`s native city in northwest England. The pre-auction estimate was 750 to 1,000 pounds." - Reuters
John Lennon gave the toilet to a builder who was remodeling his house, and the guy stored it in his shed for 40 years until he passed away recently and the thing was put up for auction.

The contractor was an old coot, and apparently unaware that anything that was once owned by a celebrity is worth a crap load of money. A $50 bill used by Paris Hilton to snort cocaine is worth a thousand times more than its face value.

At least the old goat stored the toilet in a shed instead of installing it in his house, and taking a dump on it every night. The fancy toilet will never again be used for its intended purpose. But how will the new owner display it? Will he build a glass case for it, and put it in the middle of his living room?

A toilet that once belonged to John Lennon is kind of nifty, but all the same I`d rather have a John Lennon guitar.

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