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There’s a popular phrase: “selling one’s soul to the devil”, but in the case of Dante Knoxx, it was a capitalistic angle:

A musician fed up with his life was today barred from selling his soul to the highest bidder.

Dante Knoxx, 24, offered the “used” item for a starting bid of £25,000.50 or a buy it now price of £700,000 on the internet auction site eBay.

But eBay pulled the listing today with about two hours to go and no bids because it breached one of the firm’s policies.

“You cannot sell anything that is not physical,” said Mr Knoxx. “That includes ghosts, souls and spirits which is funny.

“I have been refunded but I had 200 people watching it, I’m really disappointed by that. “I had lots of emails asking if I was serious and religious groups telling me I couldn’t do that, others wanted to talk about my soul.

Whether or not such a thing as a soul exists is still an ongoing question. I recalled sometime ago a notorious experiment that allegedly proved the existence of a soul, and giving birth to an urban legend of 21 grams as the average weight of a human soul. However, setting those questions aside, in the case of Knoxx, what exactly was he selling? (more…)

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