Geek Trivia

Which Sci-Fi Actor Raised $25,000 For Charity By Selling His Kidney Stone?

Arnold Schwarzeneggar
Nathan Fillion
Charleton Heston
William Shatner
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Answer: William Shatner

In 2006, while working on the set of Boston Legal, William Shatner experienced excrutiating stomach pain and was rushed to the hospital. Doctors removed a sizable kidney stone and Shatner recieved an offer we less-famous folks would never have received: GoldenPalace.com–the online gambling house known for their self-promoting stunts–offered to buy his kidney stone for $10,000. Shatner had this to say about it:

When I was contacted about selling my kidney stone to GoldenPalace.com for an original price of $15,000 I turned it down knowing that my tunics from Star Trek have commanded more than $100,000. I offered the stone, stint and string for $25,000 and informed them that 100% of the proceeds would go to benefit Habitat for Humanity and I retain visitation rights.

GoldenPalace agree, cut a check for $25,000 for Habitat for Humanity (which the cast of Boston Legal matched) and the charity ended up with a sizable donation on behalf of Mr. Shatner’s misbehaving kidneys.