Apr. 19th, 2011


Apr. 19th, 2011 12:55 pm
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I think I may have finally reached my Royal Wedding saturation point. 'Twas the jellybean what did it:

Jelly bean resembling Kate Middleton to fetch £500
A jelly bean resembling Kate Middleton's face is set to fetch £500 at auction.

The Telegraph
14 April 2011

Wesley Hosie, 25, found the yellow and red sweet by chance as he and his girlfriend tucked into a 700g jar from The Jelly Bean Factory.

The trainee accountant said the moment he opened the pot, he was struck by the red pattern on its surface, illustrating Prince William's bride-to-be's strong facial features, long hair and smile.

Mr Hosie and girlfriend Jessica White, 24, from Taunton, Somerset, kept the mango-flavoured bean and now plan to sell it on eBay for £500.

Mr Hosie said: "As Jessica opened the jar, I saw her immediately. She was literally lying there staring back at me.

"Given that the royal wedding is only a few weeks away, we hope to make a few pounds out of it by selling it on the internet to a collector."

Richard Cullen, Joint Managing Director for The Jelly Bean Factory in Dublin, who is yet to see the bean said: "This sounds truly incredible, I would have to see the bean myself to believe it.

"All of our beans are handmade and this looks like one of our red speckled Mango beans, the natural speckles are unique to each and every jelly bean due to the handmade process."


Apparently there are whole hordes of people out there who "see things in things", like the Virgin Mary in a grilled cheese sandwich, Elvis in a potato chip...probably enough for a convention, with matching t-shirts printed up. There's even a name for it: pareidolia, the phenomenon of seeing shapes or patterns in everyday stuff. This world is one big freak show, if you ask me.


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