A team of Iowa State University engineering students have gotten creative with a fundraising project to help build a dam in West Africa. According to The Des Moines Register, the students are auctioning off a corn coffin through April 30.
Corn is a big part of Iowa’s culture, so the corn coffin was considered a no-brainer. The coffin was designed by Ghanaian carpenter Eric Adjetey Anang, who also designed salmon and lobster-shaped coffins in Oregon and New Hampshire.
The corn coffin is 6 foot, 6 inches long and wouldn’t be unusual in Ghana. On April 27, the opening bid on eBay for the coffin was $500. According to the newspaper, that’s a bargain since custom coffins in Ghana sell for hundreds or thousands of dollars.
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