London - A British magician who sold two leftover Brussels sprouts from his Christmas dinner on eBay raised £100 for charity.

Dan Allam, 21, decided to put the sprouts on the auction site after finishing the rest of his meal on Christmas Day, to prove his claim in a family debate that you could find a buyer for “anything” on it.

But he was stunned when, after uploading a photo of the sprouts, he began receiving dozens of messages from prospective buyers.

Some 22 people bid for the sprouts – which were picked from Allam’s garden on Christmas Eve and kept fresh in iced water – with more than 800 others keeping tabs on the auction.

The winning bid was £99.99 and will be donated to the Make A Wish Foundation, which grants the wishes of children and young people with life-threatening illnesses.

Allam said he received poems, messages of support and even measured the sprouts following questions from users.

He added: “It is one of the most bizarre things I have ever done. I thought I would only raise £1.” - Daily Mail