Golden Palace.com, owner of Golden Palace Poker, has bought former Star Trek captain William Shatner's kidney stone for $25,000, it was recently announced. All proceeds from the sale will be donated by Shatner to Habitat for Humanity, a charity organization that constructs and provides houses for those in need.
According to a press release issued by the infamous poker site, "The former captain of the Enterprise passed a kidney stone at warp speed and beamed it into the waiting hands of Golden Palace.com."
Shatner had this to say about the unusual transaction: "When I was contacted about selling my kidney stone to Golden Palace.com for an original price of $15,000 I turned it down knowing that my tunics from Star Trek have commanded more than $100,000. I offered the stone, stint and string for $25,000 and informed them that 100% of the proceeds would go to benefit Habitat for Humanity and I retain visitation rights."
"We are very pleased to own this piece of TV history and to be able to help a worthy charity like Habitat For Humanity," said GoldenPalace.com CEO Richard Rowe. "We're excited to have a piece of him that can't be replicated, and we intend to take it on tour with our other unusual items. We are confident that this will be our most enterprising advertising campaign to date with the Captain on board."