Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Some people have way too much time and money on their hands!

According to an AP story, Sisters Emily and Melissa McIntire of Chesapeake, Virginia found a Corn Flake that resembled the shape of Illinois. As any enterprising American would do they placed the item for sale on ebay, and surprise, surprise soon bids climbed to exceed $200,000!

ebay wasn't impressed and pulled the auction, claiming that it violated their policy regarding the sale of food. (They were also likely suspicious of the credibility of the bids). So the sisters have relisted the flake working within ebay's regulations, and the bid is still over $1000.

Others, seeing money growing on trees, have begun listing their own flakes of Illinois and other states, and even knock off products related to this whole phenomenon.

I think it's time for me to go to the kitchen and dig through my cereal boxes. Who knows what I will find?
UPDATE (03/22/08): The auction is over. A trivia museum bought it for $1350.00. I can't wait to visit that musuem!

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