Someone bought a T. rex skeleton for $31.8 million

Howdy, that is Stan.


In the present day, at Christie’s 20th Century sale, of us from New York to London received embroiled in a bidding battle that took a T. rex skeleton named ‘Stan’ from a recommended $8 million price during to an unimaginable $31.eight million.

Sure, you learn that proper. Somebody on the market was so eager on this T. rex they bid $31.eight million for it.

There’s “outdated” cash, “new” cash after which there’s “received sufficient money to purchase a T. rex skeleton” cash.


Stan the T. rex is a uncommon fossil skeleton in personal palms. 


The client has but to be recognized, however the value is comprehensible. Full T. rex skeletons like “Stan” very not often come to public sale. In response to the New York Times, the final time one thing comparable got here to public sale it went for just below $eight million, therefore the worth information. 

“Stan” is 13 ft excessive, 40 ft lengthy, and doubtless would not slot in my lounge. However in case you’ve received $31 milli in free change, you’d count on to have house to accommodate one thing of that measurement. 

“There merely aren’t T. rexes like this coming to market. It is an extremely uncommon occasion when an awesome one is discovered,” said James Hyslop, head of Christie’s Science & Pure Historical past division, in a launch selling the historical past and worth of the fossil.

Apparently Stan has some puncture wounds in his cranium, that appear to point he had a battle with one other T. rex again within the day.

That is it, take it again. I desire a refund. Absolute shame.

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Mark Serrels