What body part would you sell? One man is selling his testicle to buy a Nissan 370Z

man sells rarely used testicle buy nissan 370z 2013
Would you trade a ball for a Z car?

Here at Digital Trends, we approve of deep and sincere commitment to motoring. We believe a man’s (or woman’s) love of cars should be more than just a hobby. We feel it should be a lifestyle – one that requires sacrifice. This is why car lovers buy Italian and British cars that very rarely ‘work’. 

But one man has taken sacrifice for motoring to a new, dark place. Mark Parisi is – drumroll please – selling one of his testicles, so that he can buy a new Nissan 370Z.

So obviously our first question was, “This is November right? Not April Fools?” But apparently Mr. Parisi is serious about this. He appeared on CBS show The Doctors –apparently a show that exists – and told the hosts that he is ‘donating’ one of his testicles for medical research for the sale price of $35,000.

This not only brings up questions about the meaning of ‘donate’, but also Mr. Parisi’s sanity. First the points in his favor: $35,000 is not an insignificant amount of money, and, from the looks of him, Parisi may not be using that testicle all that much. In that sense, the transaction is a smart one.

Where things fall apart a little is that, well, it’s one of his testicles. I don’t know about you folks, but my ‘wedding tackle’ is pretty important to me and it’s kind of nice having a backup. The other big issue is that he wants a Nissan 370Z, which means he is clearly a lunatic.

The 370Z is a perfectly good sports car; it’s fun to drive, makes a pretty good noise, and looks the part. But it is not worth a testicle, especially for a slightly doughy man in the midst of a midlife crisis.

We have all heard of men overcompensating with cars, but this may be a case where the car is literally compensation for diminished shall we say “genital capacity.”

If it were me, I would be selling my gallbladder for a 1966 Oldsmobile Toronado.

What body parts would you sell and for what car? Tell us in the comments. 


2019 Audi E-Tron is the first electric car to earn top IIHS safety rating

The 2019 Audi E-Tron is the first electric car to earn an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ rating. But the IIHS hasn't tested the Audi's two main rivals -- the Jaguar I-Pace and Tesla Model X.

UPS partners with TuSimple to test self-driving semi-trucks

UPS has been carrying truckloads of goods in self-driving semi-trucks since May. The vehicles are being tested in Arizona routes between Phoenix and Tucson for better service and efficiency for UPS delivery.

Vintage Electric readies the Roadster Speed Merchant, a souped-up ebike

Vintage Electric introduced the latest in its line of retro-styled premium performance ebikes for fall 2019. The Vintage Roadster gets styling cues from board track racing motorcycles and its power from a 1,123-watt battery.

Bored with stock? The best tuner cars are begging to be modified

Modification has been around almost as long as the automobile itself. Here are some of the best tuner cars you can find, ranging from American muscle standouts to Japanese drift cars.

Infiniti’s Formula One-inspired Project Black S may enter production

The Infiniti Project Black S is a Q60 luxury coupe enhanced with a Formula One-inspired hybrid powertrain. The 563-horsepower car can sprint from zero to 62 mph in under four seconds, according to Infiniti.

Toyota raises the curtain on 2020 Corolla Nightshade Editions

The 2020 Toyota Corolla SE sedan and hatchback with a CVT (continuously variable transmission) will be available in Nightshade Editions, joining the Toyota 4Runner, Camry, Highlander, and Sienna with the blacked-out trim style option.

Here’s why your Uber or Lyft car always seems to be a Toyota Camry

The Toyota Camry is one of the most popular cars sold in the United States, and not just with retail buyers. Uber and Lyft drivers love the Camry for its reliability, according to a new report.

The electric Volkswagen ID Buggy makes even Ferrari drivers stop and stare

Volkswagen traveled to the 2019 Geneva Auto Show to introduce an electric dune buggy named ID Buggy, and Digital Trends drove it in California. It's a modern-day tribute to the 1960s Meyers Manx.

Infiniti will take on BMW and Mercedes-Benz with its own crossover coupe

Launching in 2020, the Infiniti QX55 will be a crossover coupe similar to models that have proven successful for BMW and Mercedes-Benz. Infiniti said the QX55 will have styling influenced by its early 2000s FX.

Limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS returns for 2020, WRX and STI get minor tweaks

Subaru performance cars remain mostly unchanged for the 2020 model year. The big news is the return of the limited-edition Subaru BRZ tS sports car, with production capped at 300 units.

The Bugatti Centodieci is only possible because of the latest design tech

Bugatti is celebrating its 110th birthday by releasing a limited-edition hypercar named Centodieci. It's based on the Chiron, but its engine makes 1,600 horsepower, and it's a tribute to the EB110 released during the 1990s.

Discover the engineering Easter eggs in the new 2020 Ford Explorer

The 2020 Ford Explorer received a ground-up overhaul, with major changes that include a new hybrid powertrain option. But even the engineering details of the new Explorer are worth checking out.

Type S concept marks the return of sportier Acura models

Not seen since 2008, the Acura Type S once signified the sportiest Acura models sold in North America. Acura will revive Type S with a concept car debuting at Monterey Car Week, followed by two new production models.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: Racing drones and robotic ping pong trainers

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!