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Chicken McNugget resembling George Washington sells on eBay for $8,100

A three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget said to resemble George Washington has sold on eBay for $8,100, according to several news reports.
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A Nebraska woman is selling a 3-year-old chicken nugget on eBay that she says looks like George Washington. Bids are up to $4,000 so far. (eBay/Screengrab)

A three-year-old McDonald's Chicken McNugget said to resemble George Washington has sold on eBay for $8,100, according to several news reports.

Nebraska woman Rebekah Speight said in February that she was auctioning the McNugget to raise money for children at the Sioux City Family Worship Center to go to summer camp: total cost $15,000.

(GlobalPost reports: George Washington chicken nugget: 'Fowl-ing father' can be yours for $4,000)

Speight said that during a McDonald's visit with her kids three years ago, she almost trashed the uneaten McNugget before noticing a likeness to the country's most distinguished forefather.

"I looked down at the McNugget and just started laughing," Speight told the Sioux City Journal. "I saw this portrait of George Washington staring back at me."

She then stashed the McNugget in her freezer, she said.

According to the Associated Press,  EBay took down the nugget at first, saying it violated its rules regulating expired food, but then the woman got an email saying the company was "willing to make exceptions to help your cause."

The McNugget drew 71 bids from 23 bidders, with bidding ending Monday morning, Fox News reported.

The auction had 44,795 views, with 1,610 people actively watching the proceedings, the Sioux City Journal reported.

"Once we receive payment, we'll ship it," Speight told the Journal.

According to the paper, she laughed when asked if there was a lesson in her luck for parents.

"Sometimes it's okay if children don't finish," she reportedly said.

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