Admittedly, the museum's need for lungs is pretty small, but don't forget that black market. One man in Greece was offering his lungs for a stunning $312,000. That's some sweet scratch until you consider he used the plural, which means he was not going to be around to reap the rewards. Maybe it was a nice going-away present for family.
This one's a letdown for all of us who went to college and were hoping to one day really show up our idiot cousin who dropped out of high school. Turns out that big brain of yours is a useless paperweight when it comes to organ selling. It's literally the only useless part of your entire body simply because no one actually needs it. Sure it could be studied in med school or, again, used in some art installation, but beyond that, who gives a fig? Brain transplants don't exist, so your brain is a tepid slab of shrug once you stop using it.
In 2013, some dude in Indiana stole a bunch of brains and tried to sell them on eBay, because that's what master criminals do. Six jars went for a total of $600, meaning the black market value of your brain is a paltry $100. Worse yet, once you sell it, you'll be too dumb to know how to collect your $100.
At this point you don't have much of a body left -- yeah you could sell your heart or your eyes or whatever, but the magic has gone from the whole scenario.
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