Ebay has done it again - there seems to be no limit to what this site can do for publicity. It's been in the news for selling strapped-for-cash student virgins, friendship with ugly people, bottled scents of an ex, and now, meet Nicholas, the unwanted brussel sprout.
Nicholas's current owner is Leigh Knight, who promises to deliver this boiled celebrity vegetable in dry ice by special delivery to the highest bidder when the auction ends in two days. Currently, the highest bidding price is £1,200, and the ultimate buyer will be able to start the new year with a fuller heart (albeit a lighter wallet), knowing that they have simultaneously donated to Cancer Research UK and given a lonely sprout a new home.
Nicholas has been mentioned on news broadcasts around the UK and hopes to outlive his celebrity status, provided that pets keeps their distance and that he isn't mixed up with other, lesser sprouts.
Remember, sprouts are for life, not just for Christmas.