Mike Evans found a Cheeto in a bag he bought that’s the size of a small lemon and weighs about half an ounce. He was wise enough not to eat it?instead, he posted it on eBay, where it was eventually bid up to millions of dollars. The bidding got so ” says Evans. “I’ve even seen it online on a Russian site.” He finally donated the giant Cheeto to the little town of Algona, Iowa, where they plan to shellac it, mount it on plush velvet and put it under Plexiglas.
“This giant Cheeto could be a boon to our local economy,” says resident Tom Straub. “Anything we can do to attract visitors to our town would be good.” The town raised $180 to bid on the Cheeto. When Evans found out, he decided to donate it to them.