World-beatingly giant fossil poo for auction


It may be the longest coprolite ever found, a truly magnificent turd, virtually a relief casting of a horribly constipated dinosaur's ancient animal's colon.

This truly spectacular specimen is possibly the longest example of coprolite - fossilized dinosaur feces - ever to be offered at auction. It boasts a wonderfully even, pale brown-yellow coloring and terrifically detailed texture to the heavily botryoidal surface across the whole of its immense length. The passer of this remarkable object is unknown, but it is nonetheless a highly evocative specimen of unprecedented size, presented in four sections, each with a heavy black marble custom base, an eye-watering 40 inches in length overall.

Full Details for Lot 340 (via JWZ)

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  1. According to the auction site, it's from the Miocene to Oligocene, so it's 34 million years old at the most, so definitely not dinosaurs. Also, articles suggest that they're not actually poops.

  2. Well, shit.

  3. Are you shitting me? I don't think you know shit about this. Same old shit different day, I'm tired of this shit. I wonder if this is the same shit that TSA guy was talking about when he said "You don't have shit for rights." He's probably sitting there with a shit eating grin on his face right now thinking his shit is special. As you may have noticed this is all just a bunch of shit.

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