21 year old Dutch guy lists his soul for sale as an NFT. It might sound crazy, but somebody has already proposed one ETH for it. How far can all the NFT madness go? Let’s take a look at some of the craziest NFTs for sale out there.
NFT madness is on the march.
We are either in the beginning of something really huge or in the middle of the bubble, that will blow up like dotcoms in the 1999.
Soon we’ll see how it evolves.
But it is already obvious that some people are taking everything way too serious. Even when humor strikes in, not everybody can clearly see what is going on. So people do pay enormous amounts of money – either fiat or crypto – for the craziest NFTs you could ever imagine.
Let’s take a look at 10 most weird and crazy NFTs. Bear in mind, after reading you might seriously consider minting you own NFTs. That’s totally normal.
Sell your soul as NFT
Of course, Stijn Van Schaik is at the very top of the list.
A 21 year old Stijn is a student of Advertising and Culture from Hague (Netherlands). He is also a big crypto enthusiast.
He says he created the Soul NFT project to raise cultural awareness about cryptos amongst usual users. Together with his buddy Liminal Warmth, who is a LA based creative writer, Stijn Van Schaik has drafted a rather elaborate Soul Agreement.
The contract defines Stijn’s soul as spiritual, immortal and immaterial in essence that exists independently of the occupant’s material being.
It also admits the ambiguity of the existence of an immaterial soul, however emphasizes that it doesn’t take away the scope and validity of the agreement.
The contract states that Stijn’s belief or lack thereof in the existence of soul, doesn’t render the contract invalid.
The Soul NFT is non refundable and non-transferable. But the owner can ‘relocate’ the soul NFT to any blockchain of choice.
The NFT of Stijn’s soul is listed at Open-Sea marketplace for ETH 1,040.25. That’s $3500 at the time of writing.
Elon Musk’s girlfriend has fun
Grimes was one of the first celebrities to hop on the NFT bandwagon.
That’s not particularly surprising considering her baby daddy is Elon Musk. The guy is a prophet in electro cars and will someday bring us all to the Mars. Well, not everybody, of course. But maybe he will go there taking Grimes with him.
OK, so Grimes sold a suite of her digital artworks, known as flying WarNymph babies – as NFTs in late February for a cool $5.8 million.
Your farts can become NFTs
A group of friends from Brooklyn, having probably seen to many Adam Sandler movies, decided to have some fun during Covid-19 lockdown.
SO they started sending audio recordings of their farts to one another through a WhatsApp group chat.
It must have been so funny, that one year later, they are auctioning 52 minutes of audio flatulence as an NFT.
The auction’s starting price: $85.
There are also NFTs for individual farts, some cost even more that the long record, for some reason. Several individual farts have been sold, including one for about $90.
Banksy is also for sale
On March 3, masked men set fire to a Banksy print somewhere in Brooklyn and livestreamed it on Twitter.
They had a plan.
By burning the work their turned it into an NFT and thus quadrupled its value.
These guys were from a company called Injective Protocol. The company had previously bought the screenprint, titled Morons (White), for $95,000.
They said their initial purpose of the purchase had been destroying the artwork and replacing it with a digital copy.
And you know what, they kind of succeeded.
The NFT was later sold for $382,336. How weird that is, huh?
What about your tweets?
“Just setting up my twttr,” tweeted Jack Dorsey, co-founder and CEO of Twitter, back in 2006.
Each of those words is worth over $580,000, as the NFT for that tweet sold for $2.9 million.
Dorsey promised to donate all the income to charity.
It’s kind of sad that Mark Zuckerberg has lost his first Facebook post somehow, right?
Some cats can make the craziest NFTs
Remember that Nyan Cat? It was a YouTube sensation nearly 10 years ago.
It was a video of a pixelated cat with a Pop-Tart for a torso, along with the tune of a Japanese pop song.
Since than the video had over 200 million views on YouTube. Somebody also made a GIF that became popular in all kinds of messengers.
The creator of the meme said the Nyan Cat had been inspired by his cat Marty. The NFT with Nyan Cat was eventually sold for 300 ETH, roughly $531,000 then and slightly more than $1,000,000 now.
NFT of Home as Pepe
That’s a terrific story of how NFT business actually works.
Somebody bought the piece of art that is actually a pokemon card of Homer Simpson merging with Pepe the frog back in 2018. The price was quite impressive at the time – $38,000.
But what’s more impressive is the price tag $320,000 that emerged in 2022, when the owner sold it to somebody else.
We’ll see if it’s for sale once again in a couple of years. What it should be then? $3 million? Why not.
The internet source code
You have probably heard that The World Wide Web as we know it was invented by a British computer scientist named Sir Tim Berners-Lee. It happened back in 1989.
Despite the fact that today internet is something very distant from what Berners-Lee invented, it is still obvious that the core principles were just brilliant.
So amidst all the NFT madness Berners-Lee decided to auction off the original time-stamped source code as an NFT. He named it ‘This Changed Everything’.
It was auctioned by Sotheby’s to an unknown buyer for a whopping $5,4 million.
Digital Toilet Paper
While most of the most expensive NFTs and pretentious and aiming at bigger scale, sometimes things take a different turn.
Someone has recently started selling digital toilet paper as one of the craziest NFTs. Once again, a digital toilet paper! $4,000 each!
It is actually a GIF of rolls of toilet paper with different emojis. All NFTs come with digital displays to hang by your toilet.
I have absolutely no idea, who could possibly want to buy one of those. And most importantly, why would somebody want to.
But it’s worth mentioning that all proceeds go to charity.
A virtual home
It’s actually a Mars House. That’s how Krista Kim, a Canadian artist, calls her artwork.
She designed the house to be meditative and calming, working with a designer to create a virtual space with a program usually used to create video games.
The only way you can experience the home is through virtual reality, so the NFT is actually a 3D digital file.
While some people can not afford themselves a real home, a virtual home called Mars House was sold as an NFT for over half a million dollars.
The world has gone mad, hasn’t it?