Body Part Value: Chinese Teen Sells Kidney for iPhone
Would you give your right arm to have a brand-spanking, new iPhone - literally? What about a kidney? Would you give your kidney for the latest Apple telecommunication technology system equipped with Siri? Well in China, 5 people have been arrested in connection to a Chinese teen selling his human organs – you know those things that operate your body – so he could purchase the latest iPad and iPhone. (“Siri, direct me to the nearest kidney transplant center and Apple store!”) The youth walked away smiling – with $3,500 stuffed into his wallet for donating of one of his functional kidneys. He proceeded to purchase a new iPhone and iPad2. The doctor, medical staff, and other accomplices received $35,000 for the sale of the kidney. Highly frowned upon, the crew was later charged with intent to harm in the case.
Meanwhile, the 17-year old not only got his iDevices but he now suffers from progressively worsening kidney failure. (Is there an app for that?) I believe this is simply a sign of natural selection – at it’s finest? How will this boy feel when the iPhone 5 rolls out in June? Will it be time to give up the other kidney?
This whole scenario begs the question: What is the market body part value for Apple products? Don’t fret; COED has come up with a little conversion chart to make your life easier.
BODY PART TO APPLE PRODUCT CONVERSION:
Pancreas = MacBook Pro
Corneas = iPod Nano
Lung = iCloud
Liver = Mac mini
Intestines = Apple TV
What organ would you donate for a new iPhone? Let us know!