I just saw an episode of TLC’s “Extreme Tightwads” where they talked to a fella from Las Vegas who’s ready to sell one of his testicles for 35 grand.
The guy’s name is Mark Parisi, and as he tells it, “What you do is you go in and you donate one of your testicles, they replace it with an artificial one and when you check out after 14 days you get a check for $35,000.”
Wanna make some fast cash? Hey, the contents of your nutsack might be worth 70k!
But here’s what’s really…uh… nutty…
This is nothing new for Mr. Parisi. He takes part in clinical trials all the time to earn extra moola for a rainy day.
For awhile, he joined an Ebola virus study that paid $5,000 a week.
And if the FDA hadn’t put the kibosh on it, he was gonna participate in a “flatline” study that would’a paid out a heart-stopping 25 thousand in just two weeks.
“They stop your heart for one minute, but you still breathe,” Parisi explains.
Sure, if they can resurrect you.
Seems to me there are less risky (and painful) and even more lucrative ways to earn a living than marketing your cojones or exposing yourself to potentially fatal viruses.
“I love nuts. I’m for nuts. I am nuts.” — Penn Jillette