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No-one wants to buy Gandhi’s blood for pacifist clone army

by | 22nd, May 2013

India Mahatma Gandhi

HE may not have spilled any blood in his lifetime, but famous pacifist Mahatma Gandhi had his blood on sale this week at a rather peculiar auction.

With his blood, you could create a charming, pacifist army, but alas, no-one wanted to buy his body fluid for the £10,000 reserve price.

Gandhi’s blood had been available after being placed on two glass microscope slides, like Dexter collects.

When describing the item, British auction house Mullock’s spokesman Richard Westwood-Brookes said:

‘To Gandhi devotees, it has the same status as a sacred relic to a Christian.

“It is an artefact which is revered by disciples of Gandhi, particularly in India and therefore that is the sort of person who would go for it.”

However, nobody reveres him that much.

That said, over 50 items from Gandhi did sell at the auction, including a pair of his famous sandals, which went for £19,000, almost double their asking price.

Seems his athlete’s foot is more impressive than his innards.



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