130-million-year-old poop sells for $960
NEW YORK (AP) -- A pile of dinosaur dung 130 million years old sold at a New York auction Wednesday for nearly $1,000.
The prehistoric deposit fetched $960, said a spokeswoman for Bonhams New York. Its pre-auction estimate was $450.
The fossilized dung is from the Jurassic era, the auction house said. It looks like a rock on the outside and a colorful mineral inside.
The buyer was Steve Tsengas of Fairport Harbor, Ohio. The 71-year-old owns OurPets, a company that sells products to treat dog and cat waste. Tsengas bought the dung in hopes of motivating his employees and using it as a marketing tool by displaying it at the company's booth at trade shows, he said.
I think this is a prime oppertunity to invest in the future. I'm willing to sell my poop for pennies on the dollar. All you have to do is find a place to store it and then one day, you or your relatives can make a mint selling it at auction. And if you decide that you don't want to sell it, just think of all the possibilities. You could charge people a dollar to see my poop or loan it to museums for nationwide touring exhibits. You could also follow this guy's path and use it as an advertising gimmick at trade shows. Who wouldn't want to learn more about spatulas or self-cleaning ovens or whatever it is you're selling when they could also get the oppertunity to see my fossilized poop. It'll be a gold mine, I tell you. An absolute gold mine.
If you want in on this limited time offer, just send me $10 through paypal and I will prompty ship you a sample of my poop. For an additional $5, I can also autograph it for you. Well, autograph a post-it note that will then be stuck to it anyway. Act now while supplies last.