noah | October 19, 2009 12:00 pm

The 50-year-old lock of Elvis’ hair that went up for auction in Chicago yesterday exceeded expectations, price-wise—it was originally expected to fetch between $8,000 and $12,000, but it wound up leaving the building for $15,000, plus $3,300 in fees! So wait, does this mean the economy is back? Awesome! [AP / Earlier]