And a lock of the hair believed to have been chopped during that session has sold for $15,000 -- or more than $18,000 if you include auction-house fees.
In all, Elvis items ranging from the lock of hair to the King's clothes fetched more than $300,000 -- triple pre-auction estimates.
One item stands out for its morbidity... dried roses from Elvis' coffin sold for $1,708. (Hollyweird)
Weird News Highlights
- Naked Shop Romp: A UK convenience store got some unusual customers... an entire minibus of naked people. These appeared to be pranksters rather than nudists, and the store's owner said the laughing group filmed themselves leafing through X-rated magazines, according to The Telegraph. If you like your news naked -- and in full color -- then be sure to check out our new Nude and Naked photo gallery, featuring the best streakers, flashers and more. Oh yeah. (Nude News)
- Deadly Orgasm Wave: Death by sex isn't as good as it sounds. Between 500 and 1,000 Americans -- mostly men -- die every year from autoerotic self-asphyxiation, which is a fancy way of saying strangled themselves during masturbation. That's comparable to the New York City murder rate. Read more about this bizarre fetish and its toll at Details.com. (Love, Sex & Marriage)
- Fingered by a Leech: The 2001 robbery of an elderly Australian woman has stumped police... but one piece of crime scene evidence has paid off after all these years: a leech. New DNA technology has allowed them to use blood from the leech... which led them to Peter Cannon. Cannon has pleaded guilty to aggravated armed robbery, according to the Associated Press. (Dumb Crime du Jour)