Top 10 Weirdest Things That Have Been Minted and Sold as NFTs -Breaking
NFT technology is just as real in the world. This means that anyone can create and market virtually any item or concept they want, however bizarre it might be.
Some artists have been able to take their creative abilities to the next level, selling artwork for as high as eight figures. But, being a successful NFT creator does not necessarily mean that you have the most innovative ideas. Sometimes, the dumbest ideas can be the best.
Anyone who has been in the crypto space for a while will be able to agree that some NFTs on the market will leave you scratching your head and questioning the sanity their creators, not because they aren’t fit to make NFTs, but more due to the weirdness their creation.
This article contains our top choices of some of the most outrageous, bizarre and amazing items ever created and sold in NFTs. Let’s get started!
10. Digital toilet paper with flowers
Although the name is funny, it is quite interesting to see a real NFT with tissue paper and flowers that sells for up to $4,100. However, when you take a look at the NFT market as a whole and see what other people have for sale, this becomes much smaller.
Unlike simply posting some random toilet paper, the ‘digital toilet paper with flowers‘ NFT belonged to toilet paper brand Charmin, a subsidiary of Cincinnati’s Procter & Gamble. After the NFT was sold at a mere $4k, it quickly gained popularity as many sources claimed that the brand was the first to enter the NFT market.
9. Emily Ratajkowski’s Portrait
Another bizarrely humorous moment in NFT history is the story of this NFT. You are asked what to do if an artist draws your face without you consent and sells it. If the artist was a famous one like Richard Prince, most people would sue.
Well, that’s what happened to Instagram supermodel Emily Ratajkowski, but she chose to go in a different direction when a picture of her in a stunning bikini was stolen from her Instagram page by Price. The artist was not sued by her, but she furiously bought her portrait to protest. Guess what?
Ratajkowski paid Price $81,000 for her portrait in 2014, claiming that it was “a symbolic act” through which she was purchasing the right of determination over her own image.
The best part of the story, however, is that she subsequently minted the portrait as an NFT with the title “Buying Myself Back” selling it for $175,000, more than twice the amount she had bought it for from Richard seven years prior.
8. NFT Perfume
Ever wonder what digital perfumes smell like? Perhaps that sounds ridiculous to you as well, just as it did to most when Look Lab, a Germany-based beauty design company, debuted the world’s first digital fragrance as an NFT in April 2021.
The limited cologne collection, labelled ‘Cyber Eau de Parfum‘, ushered in the next evolution of fragrances powered by blockchain technology. This was an aggressive move by the company in order to reach tech-savvy customers who might also be interested to combine a digital and physical fragrance.
Sean Caruso (Canadian artist) created the digital fragrance. According to Caruso’s claims, he encoded the scent into a restricted number of 10 NFTs. Caruso claims that the NFTs are made with spectrum data taken using near-infrared spectroscopy.
7. Acquisition of WWW Source Code
Before the inception of NFT technology, some things were simply impossible to achieve, but thankfully that’s no longer true. For instance, who could have ever imagined that a day would come when the famous “WWW”, which stands for the “World Wide Web”, coud belong to a sole person.
As we all know, the World Wide Web belongs to Sir Tim Berners Lee. Since its creation in 1987 it has transformed the digital world. It allowed people to make and manage links among files via a networked of computers through the World Wide Web.
Recenty, approximately three decades later and five years after, Sir Tim sold the WWW source code as an NFT auction at a bid of $1,000. However, it ultimately sold for $5.4 million.
The identity of the buyer for the WWW code is unknown. They do however have a Berners-Lee blockchain certificate that confirms their ownership. As you might be concerned, the ownership and acquisition the WWW Source Code does not give rise to collectible control over the internet.
6. Digital pets
If you can own a digital scent, then what’s to stop you from owning a digital pet? Many NFT-based projects have been launched with tokenized pets such as dogs and cats. Many were truly blown away when CryptoKitties was revealed.
CryptoKitties, like many digital animal games, allows players to purchase cartoon kittens that have unique traits and can then be sold or bred using the blockchain.
There is much more to this project. After breeding digital animals, the owners may decide to take part in competitions with other participants, as was the case for the popular.
NFT pets have become as popular as the real-life equivalents in terms of their economic value.
5. Color Acquisition
As we move closer to the top, the list will get even more funny. There are many colors. Most of them we don’t know exist. However, that’s beginning to change thanks to NFT, as people can now buy colors as NFTs secured on the blockchain.
A frame painted in your favorite color can be mint and kept in your crypto wallet. You also have the option to sell or trade it. You can technically own one color because colors are not claimed and cannot be attributed to any particular owner.
A website known as tzcolors.io offers just that, with more than a thousand NFT Colors available for sale, including “Vampire Black” and “YouTube Red”. You can buy these colors and have them resold at decent prices in auction houses.
4. NFT rings for marriage on the Blockchain
Two people would normally marry each other in a mosque or church. Or they could organize an event at home with their family or friends to wed by a judge or priest.
NFTs being available, Peter and Rebecca, both from St. Francisco, got married via the blockchain in April 2021. How did they become engaged via the blockchain?
They decided instead of using physical rings to sign their marriage vows, but instead they used a blockchain-based ring. To explain in more detail, by leveraging an smart contract, they were able to use a specially created token called “Tabaat”, a Jewish word for “ring”, to symbolize the couple’s vows to remain in matrimony.
3. Arm auction
It would be a rude thing for someone to ask you to donate one of your body organs in exchange for money. Although we’ll concede that, for some, it more depends on how much is on the table. It may surprise you to find out that certain people sell off parts of their bodies.
In a bid to increase sponsorship funds, Oleksandra Oliynykova (a 20-year-old Croatian tennis star) tokenized a 15-cm section of her left arm. In the end, the NFT depicting Oleksandra’s arm eventually sold for 3 Ether, or the equivalent of slightly more than $5,400 USD at the time of sale.
2. First Twitter (NYSE 🙂 Tweet
If you were to be told your tweets could have a greater value than shares, likes and retweets, would you believe that? Jack Dorsey (the former CEO of Twitter) proved that it was true when he wrote his first tweet and sold it to a staggering $2.9million.
The sale of the tweet, which reads “Just setting up my twttr”, marked the beginning of a new trend in which people started auctioning off their tweets for cash, whether it makes sense or not.
Valuables, the platform on which Dorsey’s first-ever tweet was sold, swiflty gained popularity in the aftermath, as more and more tweeps trooped in to take advantage of the frenzied moment in the NFT space. The trend is now fading but it shows that not all ideas are gold with NFTs.
1. Fart Symphony
Sell farts to make money? Yep, that’s about the most hilarious NFT craze we have heard of so far, and we couldn’t help but reserve it for top spot on our list. Although we know there are those with fascinations for the farts of loved ones, and you’ll find no kink shaming here, we’re not sure where to even begin with someone selling farts, let alone NFTs of them.
It is clearly within the realms of possibility though, and this has been proven by Brooklyn-based film director Alex Ramírez-Mallis, who is assuredly profiting from farts. Ramirez Malis, 36 years old, captured the sounds of his flatulence. He then created an NFT and sold it with an $85.00 starting price. I’m sure anyone would agree—that’s a lot of money for a fart!
We have reached the end of the list. Please let us know in comments below any strange NFTs you may have encountered in crypto.