Idiot bids more than $200,000 for piece of glue that looks like Homer Simpson
If you're at times overwhelmed by the feeling that you've made a lot of bad decisions in your life, take comfort in the fact that at least you haven't bid over $200,000 for a tiny piece of glue that looks like Homer Simpson. Or snot. Depending on how the light falls. We can only hope that this story is a giant hoax.
The International Business Times has this: "A piece of dried glue that looks like the head of Homer Simpson has sold on eBay for £152,200 having taken the auction site by storm, amassing 85 bids. The piece of glue, which measures just one centimetre in length, is claimed to have been "created naturally" from a tube of all-purpose glue, which is also for sale and at £100 at the time of publication. Christopher Herbert, who sold the glue, states that it is "a true to life likeness of Homer Simpson's head made naturally by an overflowing tube of Uhu glue...it is very small - about a centimetre from the bottom of his neck to the top of his head but it does have Homer's trademark bald head, big eyes and grinning mouth." In answer to questions and offers, Herbert said: "As this auction reaches its inevitable climax, I have just been offered £250,000 and £500,000. Well, that's just silly. Sensible bids only please." Herbert latter added: "Just had the offer of my life, which involved a car, some blue cheese, a subscription to Netflix, a portable typewriter, a saucy picture of his neighbour and a radio that has starred in a Hollywood film. Unfortunately, the bidder opened the cheese to check he hadn't opened it, thus invalidating the bid. PS Is this really happening?" It remains to be seen if the winning bidder will pay the seemingly extortionate price for the piece of glue ..."
This video is from last week when the bidding was just beginning.