A 103-year-old Spillers and Bakers’ Pilot cracker became the world’s most expensive biscuit this week.
Sold for a whopping €15,000 at Henry Aldridge & Son auctioneers in Wiltshire, the biscuit survived the Titatanic, and had been kept by James Fenwick who was on board the SS Carpathia which rescued survivors, reports The Mirror.
Stored in a survival kit on a lifeboat, the biscuit beat all odds, but it’s not the oddest auction item bringing in thousands.
When Scarlett Johansson had a cold on Jay Leno’s show in 2008, Leno made her blow into a tissue before placing it in a zip-lock bag and joking he would put it on eBay.
But he wasn’t joking. And it sold for €3,350. Thankfully the proceeds went to charity.
That same year a single cornflake which randomly resembled the state of Illinois was sold on eBay by sisters Emily and Melissa McIntire for €878.
And two years later Winston Churchill’s gold-plated dentures were bought for €15,200.
We sincerely hope they were for the mantelpiece, not for dental purposes.