As if selling X-rays of Marilyn Monroe’s diseased intimate parts wasn’t macabre enough, a fancy auction house almost vended Elvis’s autopsy paraphernalia – the very forceps, needles and rubber gloves that grazed and prodded the King’s corpse – in two morbid bundles at $4-8K each.

The instruments from the Memphis Funeral Home were pulled for their debated authenticity, as they may have had Elvis’s essence and bits sterilized away.