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US man with largest prehistoric poo collection enters Guinness World Records

George Frandsen entered the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition with the world’s largest collection of coprolite, otherwise known as fossilised faeces.

world Updated: Nov 13, 2016 14:18 IST
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George Frandsen entered the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition with the world’s largest collection of coprolite, otherwise known as fossilised faeces.
George Frandsen entered the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition with the world’s largest collection of coprolite, otherwise known as fossilised faeces.

A US man has amassed a whopping 1,277 pieces of prehistoric poo from nine countries, setting a a new Guinness World Record has been set for the largest collection of fossilised faeces.

George Frandsen began his collection as a college student of palaeontology.

The 36-year-old history buff has collected poop from 15 states in the US and eight countries worldwide.

His largest true-to-form coprolite, otherwise known as fossilised faeces, weighs a whopping 1.92 kg.

It was found in South Carolina and dates from the Miocene epoch, 23.8-5.3 million years ago. It was produced by a huge crocodilian species around six metres long.

The coprolites are as hard as a rock and they have no smell.

As required by Guinness World Records, each piece in the collection was inspected by a professional palaeontologist to verify its authenticity.

The collection was documented at the South Florida Museum in the US.

Frandsen’s collection appears in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition.