Somebody Paid $8,100 For A Chicken Nugget Resembling George Washington

Somewhere out there, a person who covets and collects quirky representations of U.S. presidents must exist. Otherwise, we can’t think of a reason why anyone would shell out $8,100 for a chicken McNugget shaped like America’s first commander-in-chief, George Washington.

The bit of McDonald’s meat was auctioned off on eBay on Monday, by a woman in Dakota City who said she noticed it while cleaning up her kids’ meals, reports the Sioux City Journal. The nugget stayed in her freezer for around three years.

“Sometimes it’s OK if children don’t finish,” she told the paper. She didn’t reveal where the winning bidder lives, but did say the site received 44,795 views, and 1,610 people were actively watching the auction.

The woman adds that she’ll use the money to help send 50 children from Sioux City Family Worship Center to a summer camp in Dayton, Iowa.

Making our forefathers proud, every day.

Top bid for Dakota City’s presidential poultry: $8,100 [Sioux City Journal]


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  1. Darrone says:

    What did you rich guys buy, ANOTHER CAR? BAHAHAHAHA – Lewis Black.

    • Back to waiting, but I did get a cute dragon ear cuff says:

      Well I guess having a Lewis Black routine stuck in your head (rubby rubby scrubby scrubby) is better than Friday.

  2. Blueskylaw says:

    A fool and his money is soon parted.

    • Blueskylaw says:


      The winner had yet to respond to an email sent by Speight after the auction.

      “Once we receive payment, we’ll ship it,” Speight said.

      Maybe they’re not a fool after all.

  3. sparc says:

    actually nobody paid $8100 for a chicken nugget.

    bidding does not equal paying on ebay…..

    • APCO25guy says:

      yep, I’ll wager it’s another bum bidder. Since any turd can register for an Ebay account and shill bid, I’ll bet this whole story is bullshit from the top down.

      • sparc says:

        exactly. it’s an old meme on the internet. i’m surprised it even gets attention on real blogs anymore.

        It’s something i would read on google news.

  4. Cat says:

    $8,100 for the Washington Nugget? I wonder what the Jesus Nugget is worth?

  5. Hi_Hello says:

    the mouth area make him like scary…
    but that’s pretty neat.

  6. Phil Keeps It Real [Consumerist] says:

    I just purchased the image of Jesus on a tortilla. & was in the running to win the glue glob that resembled Homer on Ebay UK.

  7. Jack T Ripper says:

    I make my own nuggets at home. Not the kind I think are legal to sell though…

  8. Fubish says: I don't know anything about it, but it seems to me... says:

    It sort of looks like Betsy Ross. I think.

  9. chucklebuck says:

    He saves children, but not the British children.

  10. dolemite says:

    That’s nothing, I once traded a George Washington for 5 chicken nuggets.

  11. Hoss says:

    That’s grampa Munster. Chargeback!

  12. Jawaka says:

    you know that they make nuggets in special shapes… I have a whole box of them shaped like dinosaurs, maybe I’ll sell them for $1000 each.

  13. shthar says:

    “The winner had yet to respond to an email”


  14. droidor says:

    Y’all are missing the main point. It still frikking looked the same after THREE years!!!! McD’s has perfected the art of preservation of meat like substances. Granted it was in the freezer, still, 3 years in the ice-box is one hell of a time.