McNugget Resembling George Washington Sells for $8,100 on eBay
Some three years ago, a woman in Nebraska noticed that one of the McNuggets her children didn't eat looked kinda like George Washington in profile. So she stashed it in the freezer and later, put it up on eBay.
The auction site took it down citing that the item violated a rule they had against selling expired food. But then, it changed its mind when it found out that Rebekah Speight intended to use any proceeds she might get from the auction to send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City, Iowa.
The Sioux City Iowa Journal reported that bidding ended yesterday. The three-year old McNugget netted Speight $8,100. Pretty good for a 99-cent investment (she bought the nuggets on Chicken McNugget Tuesday, of course).
If there's a lesson in all this, it's the same one we learned when the "Virgin Mary" grilled cheese earned $28,000: pay more attention to what you're eating, just in case it resembles some sort of deity or founding father.
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