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‘Harambe Cheeto’ Sells for Nearly $100K

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It’s the darkest meme of 2016, in snack form

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Somebody just agreed to hand over nearly $100,000 in exchange for this cheesy squiggle on the right. An eBay user put this snack up for sale on the online marketplace this week with the note: “I opened up a bag of Flamin’ Hot Cheetos and as soon as I looked inside I came across this unique Cheetos that looks like Harambe the gorilla.” Indeed, the Cheeto does bear some physical resemblance to the Cincinnati Zoo’s infamous gorilla, which was shot and killed last year after it grabbed a boy who fell into its cage.


The auction started with bids in the low teens last week, and ended this morning when someone placed a bid for $99,900. The eBay team confirms that this is a real listing, but it’s also worth noting that trolls occasionally place bids that they can’t fulfill to drive the price up — and sometimes the only penalty is a bad mark on their account. So there’s a chance that maybe the person who found the Flamin’ Hot Harambe might not get all that sweet cash. But hopefully, someone will profit from this most unusual discovery.
One of a Kind Cheetos - Harambe Gorilla [eBay]
Harambe-shaped Cheeto sold for almost $100,000 [CNBC]

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