Paying for dinosaur dung

Whoever thought people would actually pay for dung? Is this what the world has come to? Although, if the dinosaurs were vain, I’m sure they would have been very flattered that a pile of their dung was sold at a New York auction Wednesday for nearly $1,000. Then again – the dung is 130 million years old. 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, “Poop is big business in the pet industry.” Well, I sure hope he knows what he’s talking about because if he doesn’t then that’s $1000 down the drain!