This Centimetre of Dried Glue Is Apparently Worth Thousands of Pounds

By Lily Newman on at

This glob of dried glue kind of looks like Homer Simpson. Kind of. The thing is that this insignificant blip in the scheme of humanity is about to sell on eBay for a metric crap ton. It's at £151,000 with two days to go.

Let's be real here. Crazy stuff happens on eBay all the time. People turn trash into treasure, con other people or try to sell things that are visibly on fire. Ho-hum. But dried glue is just nothing. Even if it looked way more like Homer than it does, it would still be worth nothing. Even if you were the biggest Simpsons fan in the world you couldn't possibly consider paying real money for this. Mainly because if you were the biggest Simpsons fan in the world you would be aware of the fact that this dried adhesive barely looks like Homer at all.

What is going on? Seller Christopher Herbert started the bidding at 99p on January 23rd. Sure. That's fine. He used some corny pitches ("The missing piece in any Simpson enthusiast's collection...") to make it seem more appealing. He even disclosed the fact that it's only a centimetre tall. Within a half hour, though, someone had submitted an £1,000 bid. Things just spiraled from there to 80 bids.

In this video interview with The Telegraph, Herbert notes that, "It's just bizarre, really." It's a relief to know that he's aware, because in an eBay update yesterday he wrote that, "my faith in human nature has been restored thanks to UK eBayers!" Funny! Because for me they've done the exact opposite. [eBay UK via METRO]