Mark Parisi, the Las Vegas man who agreed to sell one testicle for $35,000 has been rejected because his testicle was not potent enough.
Although selling a testicle may not appeal to many men, Parisi was quite excited to sell his testicle for medical research and have a replacement testicle implanted because he’s an extreme penny-pincher.
Parisi appears on TLC’s show Extreme Cheapskates which features people from all walks of life who lead an extremely frugal lifestyle in order to save money.
One recent episode featured a man who walks into dining establishments and checks seat cushions for loose change.
Other episodes included a family that shares bathwater, a woman who cuts up scraps of fabric to be used as toilet paper and a family that drives on the roads in search of roadkill that they can turn into gifts.
A gut-wrenching episode featured Jeff Yeager who was proud to show the world how he saves money by cooking and eating goat heads – eyes, tongue and all.
Parisi participates in medical trials, and some of them pay him a significant amount of money for studies that could place his health at risk.
He claims that he received $5,000 a week to participate in an Ebola virus study.
He even consented to a 14-day medical trial in which his heart would be stopped.
That study would have resulted in a $25,000 payment for Parisi.
The study was nixed by the Federal Drug Administration.
He estimates that he has saved more than $150,000 over the past two years by participating in other medical studies.
Parisi obtains free medical checkups, free scrubs and says he doesn’t have to touch his paycheck.