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Man claims record for largest collection of fossilized feces

By Daniel Uria
Man claims record for largest collection of fossilized feces
George Frandsen of Bradenton, Fla., has claimed the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of coprolite with 1,277 pieces of fossilized feces, collected from 15 U.S. states and eight other countries. Screen capture/Guinness World Records/YouTube

BRADENTON, Fla., Nov. 15 (UPI) -- A Florida man has earned the Guinness World Record for the largest collection of coprolite, or fossilized feces.

George Frandsen, 36, amassed the collection of 1,277 pieces of fossilized poop, the Guinness World Records stated.

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His collection features samples from 15 states and eight other countries throughout the world.

The largest piece in Frandsen's collection weighs 4 pounds and 3.5 ounces. He's nicknamed it "Precious."

The Miocene epoch sample is between 23.8–5.3 million years old and was produced by a huge crocodilian species in South Carolina.

Frandsen's collection was documented at the South Florida Museum in Bradenton, Fla. and each piece was inspected to ensure its authenticity before he was given the record.

Frandsen said the samples are similar -- hard and rock-like in texture and do not smell -- but added anyone looking to rival his massive collection should be passionate.

"Have passion, lots of passion for whatever they're doing," he said. "Mine is coprolite – fossilized feces ...whatever your passion you should follow it."

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