Coprolite 90210

by good2begone


Instead of letting it hit the fan, a gallery in luxurious Beverly Hills is putting it up for sale.

The town that been known for selling overpriced crap for years, is finally selling something for what it is….

CRAP.

Want to know what’s really down and out in Beverly Hills?

Then read this story from Michael Roppolo courtesy of CBS NEWS-

(Side note-I deleted some of the crap in the middle of the story)

Longest fossilized poop to be sold at auction

Anyone know what coprolite is? Anyone? Anyone?

If anyone had the guts to guess fossilized excrement, they would be right. What is being described as possibly the longest piece of ancient poop ever found will be sold at an auction on Saturday at the I.M. Chait Gallery in Beverly Hills, Calif.

According to the gallery’s catalogue, this “enormous and rare” specimen first appeared between the Miocene and Oligocene eras — that’s roughly 20 million years ago. Priced at $8,000 to $10,000, the fossilized poop boasts an “even, pale brown-yellow coloring” and is about 40 inches in length. Still, the “passer of this remarkable object is unknown,” notes the catalogue.

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“Believe it or not,” he said in an email, “[coprolites] are actually quite collectible and most fossil collectors and natural history buffs have, or want, some in their collections.”

If previous sales are any indication, this impressive piece of coprolite may even fetch more than the appraised price. A collection of “naturally-colored fossil dung” featured by the auction house in May 2013 was priced at $2,500 to $3,500; it sold for $5,185, according to Chait.

In 2008, a pile of dinosaur dung dating from the Jurassic era, estimated to be worth $450, sold for nearly $1,000 at Bonhams New York. The buyer was the owner of a company that made products for pets. He told The Associated Press he hoped to use the dung as a motivator for his employees and as a marketing tool at trade shows.

I’m sure we all could have done without the crappy picture. I guess it’s like a CSI clue to help them find the “passer of this remarkable object”.

I guess crappy pay checks aren’t enough to motivate employees anymore.

I hope this isn’t their idea for raising the minimum wage…

I got a lot of crappy jokes for this one but this segment his over.

I’m good2begone…and that’s the news that’s too good to flush.

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