(AP) Sounds a little flaky, but someone has offered more than $50 on eBay for a piece of breakfast cereal that is touted as a lookalike to the state of Illinois.
Two sisters listed "The Great Illinois Corn Flake" on the online auction site, promising it has undergone no alterations.
Emily McIntire, a 15-year-old sophomore in high school from Chesapeake, Va., said she was grabbing fistfuls of cereal on her way to class when she found the flake.
"It was almost to my mouth, it didn't look like Illinois at first because it was held the wrong way," said McIntire, but then she noticed the resemblance and said, "Oh my goodness, it's Illinois."
Her 23-year-old sister, Melissa, said their parents suggested selling it for fun. They're offering free shipping to Illinois.
"At the moment it's residing in a fine jewelry box with a lot of cotton wrapped around it to keep it safe," said Melissa McIntire.
The McIntire sisters say they've decided to use the proceeds from the eBay sale to buy more boxes of Frosted Flakes.
"We've got to replace the one we've already sold," Melissa McIntire said. "We like cereal."
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The Great Illinois Corn Flake on eBay: http://tinyurl.com/yoa723
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