It's good to know that when it comes to late in the day on a Friday afternoon even the respected journos of Reuters have nothing better to do than trawl around the Internets for dumb stories. They are currently running a piece about our recently departed leviathan and some loser's attempt at humour or a fast buck or maybe both:
It used to be a practice confined to pacts with the devil, but now an anonymous vendor in America is offering to sell the soul of the London whale. The Northern bottlenosed Whale died two weeks ago after swimming up the Thames. "I was accompanying the poor whale in his last journey, and he handed his soul to me. He asked me to sell it, so I could invest the money raised in other bottlenosed whales," said the seller from Minneapolis, giving the whale the wrong gender.
It's more interesting than a Nigerian money scam, but probably a lot less successful than the Million Dollar Homepage. Then again there are a LOT of stupid people out there so who knows. Remember folks this is "100 percent soul" so don't settle for any 50% soul and 50% Id that you may find elsewhere. He also promises to ship anywhere in the world with a reminder that "This soul will only increase in value in the future". Sounds silly, but wars are fought all the time over invisible things so who are we to cry "charlatan!"?