George Frandsen (USA) has entered the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition with an extraordinary collection – the world’s Largest collection of coprolite, otherwise known as fossilised faeces.
As documented at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Florida, USA, George has amassed an amazing 1,277 pieces of prehistoric poo since he began his collection as a palaeontology student at college.
The 36-year-old history fan has collected poop from 15 states in the USA and eight countries worldwide.
A prize piece is “Precious”, his largest true-to-form coprolite, weighing in at a whopping 1.92 kg (4 lb 3.5 oz).
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 6 m (20 ft) 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.
George’s advice for anyone looking to set a world record is: “Have passion, lots of passion for whatever they’re doing. Mine is coprolite – fossilised faeces ... whatever your passion you should follow it.”
George’s collection appears in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition alongside loads of extraordinary collections.