$734,000 may seem a little steep for anything you'd put in your house; I think my coffee table was about a hundred bucks. Then again, my coffee table didn't once weigh five tons and roam the earth 65 million years ago.
One of my friends owns a racecar. Another has an antique biplane; a third has an air hockey table; someone else I know has an autographed photo of Clive Owen. One thing I guarantee, though: NO ONE has a real, fossilized triceratops in her living room. And maybe that's why it's expected to fetch a price that's higher than most houses cost.
Would it be creepy to have at home? I don't think so. Triceratops were herbivores, so even when they had skin and heartbeats, we wouldn't have been on the menu. After Jurassic Park, though, I don't plan on bidding for the next velociraptor or T-rex that hits the auction block...
Carl Azuz, Anchor