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US man with largest prehistoric poo collection enters Guinness World Records

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.

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.