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For the Real Estate Investor Who Has Everything

If you like to buy unusual types of real estate, maybe you should consider buying a jail. Price is only $200,000.

Toy to be Sold for Almost $1,000,000

A man has just put up for auction a 5.5-inch high gold mug that was given to him as a child. At the time, he thought it was another toy. It turned out to be an ancient Persian goblet which was pounded out of a single sheet of gold back around 350 BC. Duke's Auction House said that it expects to sell for around $988,000.

$8.3 Million for Ancient Chinese Pot

A Taiwanese businessmen consigned an ancient Chinese pot which sold for $8.3 million. The proceeds will be used for earthquake relief.

Dinosaur Doodoo Sells for $960

130-million-year-old fossilized dinosaur dung, otherwise known as coprolite, was hammered at $960, more than twice the estimate, at the Bonham's auction house in New York. However, a 4.5 billion-year-old meteorite which was expected to fetch around $2.5 million didn't meet its minimum reserve.

Auction of a Beard

Kurt Beck, the head of Germany's Social Democrats, is considered shaving off his beard in return for $1.5 million for charity.

Gisele Bundchen is Top Earning Supermodel

The Brazilian supermodel, Gisele Bundchen, is the top earning supermodel for last year, according to Forbes, followed by Heidi Klum, Kate Moss, Adriana Lima and Doutzen Kroes. Gisele reportedly earned $35 million in 2007 primarily from product endorsements.

Have Tea with Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell at The Four Seasons in Washington, D.C.

Interesting in meeting with Alan Greenspan and Andrea Mitchell at The Four Seasons in Washington, D.C.? Then for $16,000 (current bid), you can have tea with them. This event is being auctioned off by the CharityBuzz.com online charity auction to benefit the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial, the DC based international human rights advocacy group.