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150-million-year-old dinosaur skeleton is up for auction
The extremely rare 55-foot long, 19-foot tall Diplodocus skeleton is expected to fetch close to a million dollars. I want one.
Thu, Oct 24, 2013 at 4:40 PM
An example of a diplodocus skeletal mount at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History, Pittsburgh | Creative Commons
If you're a rather extremely rich individual that just can't seem to find the right "Je ne sais quoi" to fill the generous lobby of your third home in the Swedish Alps, allow me to present to you the fine, fine remains of Diplodocus longus.
Estimated at over 150-million-years-old, this rare complete skeleton - nicknamed Misty - was discovered by some equally-cool kids in a quarry in Wyoming in 2009. It measures in at 55-feet long and 19-feet tall and currently resides in the central hall of London's Natural History Museum. According to natural history expert and author Errol Fuller, your inner-child is not likely to have another opportunity to score such an amazing piece of prehistoric gold.
"There are probably about six of these in the great museums of the world, including in Pittsburgh and Washington,’ he told the UK Metro
. "You are talking about a very rare item indeed. Even if you were lucky enough to find one in the first place, the digging out and the preparation then involved is an enormous undertaking."
Fight Nicholas Cage. Get the dinosaur. Win the world. Bidding starts Wednesday, November 27th. More details here
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