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Chinese teen sells kidney to pay for iPad


What do you do when you have two kidneys and zero iPads? Sell a kidney, of course—you only need one anyway.

A 17-year-old boy in China fessed up to his mother that he hocked a kidney on the black market for about $3,000 in order to get money to purchase an iPad 2. The boy found his organ buyers through an online advertisement and traveled to a hospital in the city of Chenzhou in Hunan Province for the operation.

“When he came back, he had a laptop and a new Apple handset,” his mother told a Chinese television station, showing off the boy’s bright red surgery scar, “I wanted to know how he had got so much money and he finally confessed that he had sold one of his kidneys.”

Full story at the Telegraph UK.

Oodles of oddities.

Photo credit: Fotolia

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