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Man bets on wacky Elvis fanatics

With an $8,300 eBay bid, a Mississippi man won the Elvis is Alive Museum's collection and plans to move it to the home state of the King of Rock 'n Roll. By's Brian Tracey.

Don't count Andy Key as one of those Elvis Presley fanatics who insist the King of Rock 'n Roll never died.

Key, 38, said he's "open to the possibility" Presley is alive, but he's counting on there being enough skeptics out there to make his new business a success.

With an $8,300 eBay bid, Key won the Elvis is Alive Museum's collection and plans to move the museum from its current site in Wright City, Mo., to Mississippi, where Key lives and Presley was born.

"If [Elvis] wants to come to the opening, he can certainly come back," he said.

Included in the collection are photographs, books, FBI files, DNA reports and other memorabilia that aim to support the theory that Presley never died.

Bill Beeny, 81, who founded the museum's collection, said he sold the collection hoping its new owner would continue his work.

"I'll certainly go down and visit once it sets up," he said.

Key said he'd like the museum to complement the tourist attraction in Tupelo, Miss., where Presley was born and bought his first guitar. He's considering opening it in one of three Mississippi towns: Laurel, Jackson or Hattiesburg.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, which manages Graceland, the King's estate and mansion in Memphis, Tenn., previously has said it has no comment on the museum, a transformed coin-operated laundry 55 miles west of St. Louis.

Too bad, as they could have issued a simple statement saying, "Elvis has left the living."

This bank's the bomb
A new piggy bank could make saving money more of a thrill.

Japanese toy maker TOMY Co. Ltd. is releasing a bomb-shaped piggy bank that shakes, shines, beeps and "explodes" to remind the user to feed it coins.

When a lazy user fails to add cash to the battery-operated piggy bank every day, it vibrates and makes noises on an hourly basis, finally concluding the loud reminders by exploding — or rather, automatically opening its skull-marked door and scattering all the contents on to the floor.

"This is a piggy bank where you have no way but to save," a spokeswoman for TOMY said.

"We wanted to add some thrill to an act that's usually painstaking."

The product, which goes on sale next week, costs about $27 and, despite the odd explosion, can be used repeatedly.

One suggestion: Tourists visiting the Land of the Rising Sun who want to buy this contraption should just have it shipped home rather than packing it in your luggage for the flight back.

Lozenges for lushes
Attention Lindsay Lohan and Mel Gibson — this product's for you! A Web site is hawking a chewing gum that it claims can reduce the alcohol level on any breathalyzer test by up to 60 percent.

The so-called DUIX gum doesn't come cheap — ten pieces will set you back $12.99, although the Web site claims a money-back guarantee if you're not fully satisfied.

Great, that refund will be certainly appreciated after you make bail.