An unidentified buyer who is totally not compensating for anything has purchased a gigantic cigar for $185,000.
The Gran Habano #5 El Gigante -- The Giant -- measures an astounding 19 feet long by 3 feet wide, according to FCN. The super-stogie is wrapped in 16,000 wrapper leaves and weighs approximately 1,600 pounds. That's the equivalent of 25,000 regular smokes.
Juan Panesso, who operates CigarsDirect.com in Westchase, Fla., says he thought the inquiry into purchasing the cigar was a fake.
Panesso says the cigar was created as a display piece for trade shows, and he wasn’t even sure it was for sale. As he inquired about the giant cigar, everyone he spoke to was skeptical.
“Everybody along the way was like, ‘What? This is fraudulent, this is crazy,’” he said.
The cigar sold for $15,000 below the recommended price to a private collector who lives outside the United States, the Tampa Tribune reports.
The cigar -- which is just a cigar -- comes with its own 900-pound wooden carrying case.