Lock of Emperor's Hair Sells for $18K
But that's only half the price of Bieber's
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Apr 26, 2013 5:56 PM CDT
A lock of hair from Austrian Emperor Franz Josef, pictured in background on display, at an auction house in Vienna.   (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)

(Newser) – A lock of hair from an Austro-Hungarian emperor who ruled in Europe more than a century ago fetched about $18,000 at auction in Vienna yesterday—about 20 times the estimated price, reports the AP. An Austrian restaurateur bought the white lock once belonging to Franz Josef, whose reign from 1848 to 1916 made him one of Europe's longest-serving monarchs, reports the BBC. It's an impressive price, but the BBC also notes that Justin Bieber's hair sold for charity on eBay in 2011 for about $38,000.

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right2dave
Apr 30, 2013 6:35 AM CDT
I thought it was a lock of Obama fuzz.
clmsman
Apr 29, 2013 2:55 PM CDT
He's going to clone him!
Antagonist
Apr 28, 2013 1:48 PM CDT
Funny if they were Pubic hairs.