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Lady Gaga's Used Fingernail Can Be Yours … for $13,000

File this one under "disgusting ways to waste money"

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Growing up, I was obsessed with Debbie Gibson. I had her posters on my walls, and her tapes were the only ones allowed in my Walkman. My first Debbie Gibson concert was the defining moment of my 9th year.

Despite this kind of fanaticism, if someone told me I could buy one of Debbie Gibson's used acrylic nails -- not a whole set, mind you, just one -- I'd have told him he was insane. And I bet most fans would have felt the same way.

My, how things have changed.

The acrylic nail pictured here is currently up for auction, and the bidding has reached almost $13,000. Of course, it's worth noting that this nail belonged to a pop star whose fans are beyond obsessed. In fact, they consider themselves a different species entirely -- they're the Little Monsters.

According to the Artfact.com auction site, the nail was recovered by a stage crew member after one of Mother Monster's "Born This Way" concerts in Dublin. "I noticed an object on the floor of the stage, which at first I thought was a guitar plectrum. When I picked it up, I saw it was an acrylic nail," he says in a letter that comes with the nail. Um, gross.

While I'm repulsed by the idea of owning someone's -- anyone's -- used nail (not to mention spending an absurd amount of money on it), I applaud the stagehand for seizing the entrepreneurial opportunity.

I wonder what my Debbie Gibson swag would go for on eBay.

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