Now when I say that Cookie Monster rocks, I usually mean that he’s just really cool. Love that guy. Woke king. However, I am now pleased to let you know that Cookie Monster now literally rocks. As in there is a rock with his face on it making waves online. And that rocks.
Geologist Lucas Fassari found the agate rock in near Soledade in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul, sometime in November last year, but it wasn’t until the rock was sent to geologist and rock expert Mike Bowers in California that the photographs of the rock were shared around online.
And thank the Sesame Street gods that it was, because this rock formation has made my entire day and then some. The blue quartz crystals within the rock form the face of Cookie Monster, while natural holes within the rocks formation make two eyes and a mouth. It’s truly a gift from the heavens.
My kind of news day:
“Geologist Finds Rare Formation Inside Rock That Looks Exactly Like Cookie Monster on Sesame Street” pic.twitter.com/rKftbLw804
— Jacqueline Antonovich (@jackiantonovich) January 23, 2021
Mike Bowers, who now has the rock in his possession, reckons that it could be worth over US$10,000 (AU$13,000). Talk about the influence of pop culture on consumerism, my God.
“I think this is probably the most perfect Cookie Monster out there. I have seen others but here you have it complete (on both sides),” Bowers told The Daily Mail.
“This is very unusual! There are a few famous agates out there: the owl, the scared face… there are many approximate ones but [it is] rare to find [a] clear well defined [rock] like that.
“Prices can be very high. I was proposed over $10,000 by 5 different buyers. Rare.”
If you would like to enjoy a video of the shiny Cookie Monster rock in all its glory, you can head to Bowers’ Facebook page right here.
Naturally, people online saw this image and started to post their own weird lookalike foods/rocks, with my fave being this awful cucumber.
I found a rotting cucumber in the back of the fridge that looks exactly like Mitch McConnell on Fox News. pic.twitter.com/A2kuOoX7XR
— Ellen Garrison (@EllenTrailerDog) January 24, 2021
I own their drunk cousin ???? pic.twitter.com/tYmLB0U4sq
— Unofficial Chrissy (@justbeexcellent) January 23, 2021
If you need me I’m going to be looking for a Cookie Monster rock of my own, but if I have no luck, I will settle for an E.T. Nutri-Grain.