10 Most
ridiculously Expensive Things

10. Feather of Extinct Huia Bird, $8,000

Just a single feather from the extinct Huia bird went for almost $10,000 at an auction in New Zealand.

Extinct Huia Bird

 

9. L’Homme qui marche (Walking Man), $104.3 million

As the most expensive piece of art to ever sell at auction, the Walking Man just edged out the former title holder, Pablo Picasso’s Boy with a Pipe.

L’Homme qui marche

 

8. Chopard Blue Diamond, $16.26 million

There are very few more efficient ways of implicitly begging people to rob you than wearing a $16 million ring on your finger.

Chopard Blue Diamond

 

7. History Supreme, $4.8 billion

It almost hurts doesn’t it? Made with over 100,000 kg of gold and decorated with everything from T-Rex bones to miniature meteorites this unfortunate case of what-the-heck-do-I-do-with-5-billion-dollars is owned by an anonymous Malaysian businessman, probably Robert Kuok.

History Supreme

 

6. Picture of Rhein II, $4 million

Although Andreas Gursky is famous for his colorful landscapes, this one of the Rhein river in Germany is little more than green and grey.

Rhein II

5. Spin Jeans by Damien Hirst, $27,000

With only 8 instances of this multicolored mess available in the world, hipsters everywhere should be foaming at the lips to get their hands…or rather their legs…on a pair.

Spin Jean by Daniel Hirst

 

4. Cellphone: iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes, $2.97 million

If you think you have trouble keeping track of your phone in crowded places then just imagine owning this pricey little gadget.

iPhone 3GS Supreme Rose by Stuart Hughes

 

3. Domain Name: Insure.com, $16 million

When Quinstreet, the California based marketing firm, bought insure.com in 2009 they went down in the Guinness Book of World Records for owning the most expensive domain name ever.

Insure.com

 

2. Drawing: Raphael’s Head of a Muse, $47.9 million

Although it was estimated to sell at only $20 million it ended up going for over twice that at a 2009 auction by Christie’s London.

Raphael’s Head of a Muse

 

1. Parking Spot in Manhattan, $1 million

Located in eight-story luxury condominium building at 66 E. 11th St in downtown Manhattan, this million dollar parking spot is worth more than 6 times the national price of a single family home.

Manhattan's most expensive parking spot

 

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