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70-Year-Old Fruitcake Auctioned Off, Possibly Edible

Someone paid $525 for this.

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A 70-year-old fruitcake, purchased in 1941 and returned to a Kroger store in 1971, was recently sold on an online auction. Kroger store manager Frank Bates, 86, kept it until recently, when his son gave it up to an estate company. Although the cake feasibly is still edible (vacuum-sealed and preserved in rum), the real gift is that the cake’s proceeds will help pay for a church outreach program in Cincinnati.

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