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Wow..Corn Flake = $1,350
« on: 22/03/2008 18:34:54 »
CHICAGO - Two sisters from Virginia sold their Illinois-shaped corn flake on eBay Friday night for $1,350.

"We were biting our nails all the way up to the finish, seeing what would happen," said Melissa McIntire, 23. "There's a lot of relief involved."

The winner of the auction, which lasted more than a week, is the owner of a trivia Web site who wants to add the corn flake to a traveling museum.

"We're starting a collection of pop culture and Americana items," said Monty Kerr of Austin, Texas. "We thought this was a fantastic one."

Kerr owns TriviaMania.com and said he will likely send someone to Virginia to pick up the flake by hand, so it won't be damaged. This isn't the first corn flake that Kerr has tried to buy. He said he purchased a flake billed as the world's largest, but that by the time it was delivered it had crumbled into three pieces.

McIntire and her sister Emily, 15, listed the corn flake on eBay last week, but eBay canceled the auction saying it violated the Web site's food policy.

The sisters restarted their Ebay auction, advertising a coupon redeemable for their corn flake, instead of the cereal itself.

The McIntires said they'll likely use the money for a family vacation.

Copycat items have popped up on eBay, including corn flakes shaped like Hawaii and Virginia. There's also been a potato chip shaped like Florida, and Illinois corn flake paraphernalia, including T-shirts and buttons.

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« Reply #1 on: 23/03/2008 09:15:18 »
I've got a Rice Krispie shaped like an asteroid.
 

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« Reply #2 on: 23/03/2008 12:13:28 »
I've got a Rice Krispie shaped like an asteroid.

starting bid $2.50
 

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« Reply #3 on: 23/03/2008 17:29:23 »
SOLD!  :D
 

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« Reply #4 on: 23/03/2008 17:35:57 »
Haha.
 

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« Reply #5 on: 23/03/2008 18:03:24 »
Thats not fair ,why didnt i see this one earlier. Ive always wanted a Illinois-shaped corn flake  >:(
 

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« Reply #6 on: 23/03/2008 23:36:08 »
SOLD!  :D


look I'm a ringer.. employed by auction houses to simply hike up bids, I have immunity on payment...
 

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« Reply #7 on: 24/03/2008 07:17:04 »
You've never seen beaver teeth up close, have you!  [:(!]
 

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« Reply #8 on: 24/03/2008 12:41:52 »
I'll trade you those teeth for these three magical beans...
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« Reply #9 on: 24/03/2008 19:31:46 »
Is cutting cornflakes to shape cheating?
 

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« Reply #10 on: 24/03/2008 19:35:02 »
Well um what are you going to cut them with cuz they are so brittle and small to start with. But I'd have to say no if you happen to get it just right no one will konw the difference and you will be 1,000 dollars richer. ha
 

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« Reply #11 on: 25/03/2008 07:51:58 »
I'll trade you those teeth for these three magical beans...

 

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« Reply #12 on: 25/03/2008 10:49:46 »
Well um what are you going to cut them with cuz they are so brittle and small to start with. But I'd have to say no if you happen to get it just right no one will konw the difference and you will be 1,000 dollars richer. ha

You could try cutting them with a laser.

But I'm sure that microscopic examination of the edges would show whether the piece was cut into shape for naturally formed on firing.
 

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« Reply #13 on: 25/03/2008 19:55:39 »
Soak one in water, cut it to shape, retoast it and hope it doesn't change the shape much. Pray that the guy sold his microscope to pay for the cornflake.
Is retoast a word?
 

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« Reply #14 on: 25/03/2008 20:05:22 »

Is retoast a word?

If not, it should be.
 

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« Reply #15 on: 25/03/2008 21:25:11 »
I agree with Doc.
 

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