The agate rock that went viral because of its striking resemblance to Cookie Monster from Sesame Street has been valued at $10,000.
An agate within volcanic rock discovered in Brazil went viral due to its uncanny resemblance to Sesame Street’s Cookie Monster, with buyers offering up to $10,000 for the rare mineral.
Gemologist Lucas Fassari discovered the agate in the Rio Grande do sul region of Brazil in November 2020. The rock formation is currently owned by Mike Bowers, who shared a video on Jan. 16 of him splitting open the rock to unveil the Cookie Monster-like formation on both sides as Cookie Monster’s famous song “C Is for Cookie” plays in the background. The agate features deep blue quartz crystals that mimic the complexion of the famous Muppet, while gaps on the top and bottom replicate his googly eyes and smiling mouth.Continue scrolling to keep reading
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Bowers said that he has been offered over $10,000 “by five different buyers.” He added, “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.”
The rock went viral on Jan. 23 when a tweet featuring an image of the rock was posted by Dr. Jacqueline Antonovich, an assistant professor of history at Muhlenberg College. Cookie Monster eventually saw the viral picture and tweeted, “Me no geologist, but me think dat rock look a lot like me…”
Meanwhile, Cookie Monster and the rest of the Sesame Street gang are soon to be featured in a documentary about the origins of the long-running educational children’s television show. The film will cover the series’ beginnings in the late 1960s and follow its progression through the next two decades. Titled Street Gang: How We Got to Sesame Street, the documentary is directed by Marilyn Agrelo and will be available to stream on HBO Max in 2021.
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