People do strange things in a crisis - even imaginary ones.
Witness last week's run on Twinkies (but not cupcakes, Wonder Bread or Ding Dongs) after Hostess announced it would liquidate. Over the weekend, some thought the value of a Twinkie should be anywhere from $30 to $100 as they went up for auction on eBay.
Now, MSN has a user guide for stockpiling Twinkies - the snack cakes that supposedly have a shelflife measured in years. Of course, all of this will be moot if Hostess and the union work out a new deal through mediation.