Sunday, October 30, 2011

Saddam Hussein's ass fails to sell at auction

A chunk from the Saddam Hussein statue famously toppled in central Baghdad in 2003 has failed to meet its reserve of £250,000 at a Derby auction.

The 2ft (0.6m) wide bronze "buttock" was being sold by a former SAS soldier who brought it back to the UK.

Nigel Ely, who used a sledgehammer and crowbar to grab the unusual memento, was hoping to raise money for charity.

But the highest bid at the auction held at the city's Mackworth Hotel by Hansons Auctioneers was £21,000.

The bid came from a telephone bidder in New York.

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