March 6, 2012 in Nation/World

Old McNugget sells for $8,100

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Rebekah Speight sold this McDonald’s Chicken McNugget, which she believes resembles President George Washington, on eBay.
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DAKOTA CITY, Neb. – Call it McWashington.

A Nebraska woman has sold a 3-year-old McDonald’s Chicken McNugget that resembles President George Washington for $8,100 on eBay.

The Sioux City Journal in Iowa says bidding ended just after 11:30 a.m. Monday.

Rebekah Speight, of Dakota City, sold the McNugget as part of a drive to raise $15,000 and send 50 children to summer church camp in Sioux City.

Speight said her children didn’t eat the chicken during a McDonald’s visit three years ago. She was about to toss it, then spotted Washington’s resemblance. Speight stashed the McNugget in her freezer.

EBay had temporarily taken down the auction last month because it violated rules regulating expired food.

Speight later received an email saying the site was “willing to make exceptions to help your cause.”

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