Virgin Mary Firewood Added to GoldenPalace.com Collection - Wednesday 29th of March 2006

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin – Just seconds away from beingcast into the fire of a wood-burning stove, a chunk of firewood bearing theimage of the Virgin Mary was saved only to be sold on eBay to online casinoGoldenPalace.com for $99.

The seller of the item, coincidentally named Faith, never consideredherself a religious person, but was astonished when she found the image of theVirgin Mary complete with halo staring back at her.

"I was about to chuck this into the wood stove when the image in thecenter caught my eye," said Faith. "This is an image of the Madonna! I couldnot burn it. It's even got a halo of lighter colored wood around her head!Nothing short of miraculous!"

The holy image will be right at home amongst the casino's ever-growingcollection of religious, paranormal, and generally eccentric items bought oneBay. GoldenPalace.com plans to take these items on tour around the countrythis summer as part of a traveling museum displaying pop-culture Americana.

Setting the standard in marketing creativity, GoldenPalace.com has devisedsome of the most exciting and outrageous advertising campaigns in the past fewyears. Recently, items such as the Virgin Mary Grilled Cheese Sandwich,Britney Spears' Pregnancy Test, and William Shatner's Kidney Stone, havegarnered extensive worldwide media attention for the casino.

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