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'George Washington' McNugget Sells for $8K

Mom put it on eBay
By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 6, 2012 3:39 PM CST
'George Washington' McNugget Sells for $8K
A McDonald's Chicken McNugget found by Rebekah Speight of Dakota City.   (AP Photo/Sioux City Journal, Nathan Robson, File)

(Newser) – You may want to examine your next Happy Meal more closely. A Chicken McNugget bearing a resemblance to our first president has sold on eBay for $8,100, the Sioux City Journal reports. An Iowa mom observed the similarity in a McDonald's while picking up after her kids. She popped it in the freezer, where it stayed for three years, before putting it up for sale.

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Some 45,000 people viewed the auction online, bringing media attention from "Australia, the United Kingdom, Pakistan—just all over," Rebekah Speight says. The money will support a trip to summer camp for 50 kids in a local church congregation. The lesson in all this, Speight says: "Sometimes it's OK if children don't finish." (Read more George Washington stories.)

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