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A Chicken Nugget Sold For Nearly $100,000 On eBay (Yes, Really)

To be fair, the nugget is shaped like an “Among Us” crewmate and came in a limited-time BTS meal.

A McDonald's chicken nugget shaped like an "Among Us" character has sold for nearly $100,000 on eBay. | eBay
A McDonald's chicken nugget shaped like an "Among Us" character has sold for nearly $100,000 on eBay. | eBay

A lone chicken nugget shaped like a character from the game “Among Us” that came in a limited-edition McDonald’s meal has reached eBay infamy after it sold for nearly $99,997. 

In the early hours of Friday morning, the unassuming nugget was officially sold on eBay following a wild bidding war. After it was originally listed on May 28 for only 99 cents, a bidder upped the ante two days later— for reasons unknown — by offering a whopping $14,969.69. Did that bidder have information about this little nug that we don’t? Is that very specific number code for something? 

Regardless of any possible chicken nugget intel, the processed piece of meat’s rags-to-riches tale is undoubtedly due to its shape. The nugget resembles a crewmate from the video game “Among Us,” which surged in popularity in September 2020 and may have been the product of our shared boredom during this once-in-a-lifetime pandemic. With two legs and a round top, it’s hard not to recognize the distinct figure.

The video game has followed the nugget bidding saga closely and at one point asked McDonald’s to send one over.

Beyond the piece of chicken’s distinct figure, there’s an added layer of pop culture that makes this thing even more valuable: BTS. The mysterious nugget came inside of a limited-time meal based on the wildly famous K-Pop group. The BTS meal comes with a 10-piece chicken nugget, special sauces, medium fries, and a Coke (There’s even merch).

Does that make it worth nearly $100,000? Who’s to say.

According to the eBay seller, who now might be laying carefree on a beach somewhere, the chicken nugget will be frozen and air-sealed to ensure “freshness,” which begs the question: Is the buyer going to… eat the chicken nugget?

The seller is, after all, sending along Szechuan sauce to dip it in. Your move, buyer.

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