Largest fossilized poop collection: George Frandsen breaks Guinness World Records record (VIDEO) BRADENTON, FL, USA -- The Amazing Coprolite Collection, owned by George Frandsen and unveiled at the South Florida Museum, includes 1,277 individual pieces of fossilized poop, called coprolites, from 15 states in the United States and eight countries, setting the new world record for the largest collection of fossilized poop (Largest Collection of Coprolites),
according to the World Record Academy.
Photo: South Florida Museum Director of Education Jeff Rodgers holds "Precious," the largest coprolite, or "dungstones," in this world record collection. Photo: South Florida Museum (enlarge photo)
The Guinness World Records' record for the largest collection of magazines consists of 50,953 magazines and belongs to James Hyman (UK), in London, UK, and was verified on 1 August 2012.
Guinness World Records also recognized the world record for the Largest collection of pig-related items, set by Anne Langton (UK) who has a collection of 16,779 pig items which she has been collecting for over 40 years. The Amazing Coprolite Collection includes 1,277 individual pieces of fossilized poop, called coprolites, from 15 states in the United States and eight countries.
Museum Education Director Jeff Rodgers, a coprolite collector in his own right, is especially enthusiastic about this special exhibition. "This isn't just any poop. This is fossilized poop. Scientifically, we call the prized nuggets coprolites, or 'dungstones,' " Rodgers said in a press release.
"They are beautiful, in their way, and they are important because they can actually tell us quite a bit about the plant and animal life that flourished in ecosystems that disappeared millions of years ago."
You can learn more about the 'The Amazing Coprolite Collection' at George Frandsen's online museum: www.poozeum.com.