Presidential McNugget Sells For $8K On eBay

DAKOTA CITY, Neb. (AP) — Call it McWashington.

A Nebraska woman has sold a three-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.

screen shot 2012 03 06 at 2 37 49 pm Presidential McNugget Sells For $8K On eBay

Photo of George Washington McNugget from eBay listing page.

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

Speight says 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.

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

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  • I know best

    where’s the picture of the nugget???

    • I know better

      In the video at the top of the article.

      • johnson

        You idiots, it was for a fundraiser to send kids to camp. Do you morons ever read anything but the title, and a chance to say something stupid anonymously?

  • Bink

    Well, as we used to say in the car biz, there’s an ass for every seat.

    • Mencken Baken

      “No one ever went broke underestimating the intelligence of the American public.” ~ H. L. Mencken

  • Ash

    It looked like a regular chicken nugget to me! I don’t blame her kids for not wanting to eat those “chicken” nuggets! :)

    • Desert Eagle

      I ate one that looked like Obama. Similar results

      • Charlie Smith

        I ate one that looked like Bill Maher the talk show hack on HBO’s Real Time, and then puked it up!!

    • JOSE


  • MWF

    Having to point out the parts should suggest something to you. For starter it does not resemble anything except in a very vague and questionable way. One the plus side it was not some religious figure… wait if you think of the chin as the nose, nose as eyes and ruffled shirt as beard you have…

    • DeusVult

      taking another look at it, if the chin is the “nose”; the nose, eye and hair is “the 40’s style hat”; the ruffled shirt is the fur lining of top of a womans coat…it looks to me LIKE “eleanor roosevelt”!-LMAO!

  • Jerry

    Boy i messed up, i just flushed a turd that looked like Obama!

    • I know better

      That was probably just your reflection.

      • Skippy

        As much as I chuckle at Jerry’s comment, I have to give this one to the lib for a WIN comeback.

        • me

          I don’t think that was a WIN comment at all. Pretty typical liberal reply to me.

          • nick

            To a comment that was an original Conservative post?

            • Some Guy

              Well maybe not too original after all, because we all have turds that look like O’Communist.

      • marg1

        But what if all these birthers turn out to be right? More and more of the people I talk to are starting to doubt the validity of the long form birth certificate. They are questioning his college records, his Selective Service record…lots of questions out there with very few answers.

        And my newest question: Where are all his former girlfriends?

        • Stop Communism

          Where is EVERYTHING in Obama’s past life? The guy is a GHOST! No past college friends, girlfriends, jobs held, it’s as if he appeared from out of nowhere.

    • NoFear

      Me too!

    • Jodi

      really, ? I’m sure he speaks highly of you —

    • PTParks

      Best response yet!!

    • me


  • Devon

    Man, somebodys laughing all the way to the bank.

  • Fritz

    If you want to get freaked out, look on youtube to see how mcnuggets are made.

  • Skippy

    While it does look like Washington once the identifier tags are placed on the photo,; Good luck collecting on that bid. Most of these “winning” bids are from 13 year olds who are using their mom’s Ebay account and having some fun. Ebay bids are non binding even if they (Ebay) says they are…

  • X-Puffer

    If you turn the picture upside down, it looks like the Virgin Mary.

  • Dennis D

    Looks more like Barbara Bush

  • NoFear

    I’ve got a turd that looks exactly like Obama.
    I wonder how much it’s worth?

    • Thomas

      It must be worth quite a bit, the full size turd that looks like Obama has secret service protection.

    • Dufus

      It’ll lose value on Nov. 6.

  • Kevin

    i m dum

  • X-Puffer

    You do not have to put McNuggets in the freezer.
    They take approximately 14 years to degrade at room temperature.

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  • Brad

    Just wait… the Taxman Cometh!!

    • Don

      Noone is going to tax this as income. The unbelievable part is that someone actually paid that much for this thing. The only conveivable reason is to make a donation to the cause she is raising money for and generate a little more publicity for it. This certainly gives the cause more visability than it would have otherwise.

  • CommonCents

    Can we assume eBay/PayPal upheld their ‘risk’ policy and are now holding her funds in a ‘pending’ status since this is clearly an auction of a dubious item?

    Those of you who sell on eBay know exactly what I’m talking about.

  • SFC J. Simmons, USA, RET

    1. I don’t see it.
    2. Some people just have too much money.

  • balderdash

    Did any of you read the part of the article where she stated that the item was sold to raise money to send 50 kids to summer camp? I’m willing to bet that the cause had more to do with the little nugget being sold for $8.100. Ebay even gave her an excemption from their rules regulating expired food.

    Chaka Over
    Khan Out

  • Crosscut

    Someone has too much money.

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  • Brett

    Dear Internet:

    I have a Dorito that looks like Morey Amsterdam. What is that worth?

    Sincerely yours
    Some Bozo

    • uggggg

      Brett, I wonder how many people in here even know who that was?

      • Brett

        So, under $1000 then? What a rip!

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  • Cemnei

    The good news for the buyer is that the nugget, crammed full of preservatives, will never rot!

  • Janet

    Seriously? There are hungry children and women who need contraceptives and people are paying this much for a chicken nugget??… That’s really not even chicken??

    • Learn to read

      Moron, it’s not for the nugget, it’s for the cause

      • Janet

        I did read the article. There are seriously hungry kids with families losing their homes…I can think of better use of money than camp when times are that hard. Look at the devastation from recent tornados alone….that’s all I’m saying and…Lose the hatred.

        • Robin

          Unless you are giving ALL of YOUR money to charity, Janet, you have zero right to tell others how to spend THEIR money. Stinking lib.

          • Janet

            Actually, I’m not telling anyone how to spend their money. I was just pointing out absurdities, in my opinion. It doesn’t mean anything…it’s just my opinion. I personally wouldn’t bid on a chicken nugget for a cause…I would just donate the money. I do give 10% + each year to charity. And, I’m a proud Republican.

          • nick

            You got SERVED, Robin. Angry con.

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