It’s Amazing What People Will Pay For

May 6, 2008 at 7:39 am | Posted in Bizarre News | 1 Comment

I somehow managed to stumble upon this article today. I guess being 130 million years old means it is “antique”, but this still seems ridiculous. Almost $1,000 for dinosaur poop? At least the buyer seems to have a semi-rational reason for the purchase.

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.

“Poop,” he said, “is a big business in the pet industry.”

Speaking of strange purchases, you can buy fresh cow, elephant or gorilla poop for yourself or that special someone. The site does stress the anonymity of the purchases though, so I think most people choose to send it to someone else. The site even has testimonials from satisfied purchasers (and not so happy recipients).  The prices are much more reasonable than for the dinosaur poop too.

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  1. I understand you can get free poop from the circus before it leaves town, if you take your own containers. The tiger poop is supposed to deter deer. Some people put it in their garden. Maybe you could spread some in a discreet place on your car.


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