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Holy pancake appears on eBay
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An American eBayer has auctioned off a week-old pancake for $338, claiming it contains images of Jesus and Mary. Or maybe Moses and Elijah.
As her mother cooked up a few flapjacks last Monday morning, Dana O'Kane looked down at one of them and saw a pair of "religious figures dressed in the early desert garb that would have been worn at that time in Jerusalem." At least, that's how she explains it on eBay.
Then her mother looked down and agreed with her. "I saw what looked like, possibly, what people may imagine Jesus would look like, or Moses," the mum told a TV station in her hometown of Port St. Lucie, Florida.
Jesus and Mary? Moses and Elijah? Or a pancake?
O'Kane opts for Jesus: "Being a very spiritual person, which I am, when I saw that, I said, 'Jesus and Mary!'" But her brother is equally sure it's Moses and Elijah.
Nonetheless, O'Kane's mother was intent on eating the pancake. She was just about to sprinkle it with chocolate powder, when O'Kane nabbed it and threw it onto eBay. Nine days and 43 bids later, it sold for $338.
This ranks somewhere between the Jesus-like garage stain and the divine aubergine. ®
Thanks to reader Rick for the tip. He has a sharp eye for edible religious artifacts.