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March 9th, 2008
07:15 PM ET

Triceratops for Sale

$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


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soundoff (13 Responses)
  1. Alice

    To have a dinasour in my living room may be cool,but I think it's not worth it to buy it with...734,000dollars??That's just tooooo much.And...where can I find past transcripts?

    March 10, 2008 at 9:48 pm | Reply
  2. Alice

    Wait, I've found it,thank you.

    March 10, 2008 at 9:50 pm | Reply
  3. adam

    I dont see why anyone would want a big pile of bones in their house. But if it was mine i would sell the thing for more than what i bought it for. The person with it must have a big house.

    March 11, 2008 at 10:27 am | Reply
  4. jim

    could not agree any more with you about haveing that thing in my house

    March 11, 2008 at 10:34 am | Reply
  5. Duncan

    I think you shouldn't auction it off. You should put it in a museum. If you just auction it off many people who would want to see it could not. This is because you would not go to someone's house just to see a fossil.

    March 11, 2008 at 7:59 pm | Reply
  6. Truth

    That's it? $734,000 may seem like a allot, which, to most, it is, but for an entire fossil structure of a triceratops, that's a fairly good deal. Looking at many other sells of fossil sets, this could easily be considered a steal. By no means am I going to even tough it's price, but, still, it's a fair price for what it is. Though, even if it were $1, I would not want it. Triceratops are not...as interesting...as other ancient species.

    So...kudos to the buyer, I suppose.

    – Kudos

    March 12, 2008 at 12:26 am | Reply
  7. star

    i thought that it would cost more. I wouldnt want one in my living room because it would freak me out!

    March 12, 2008 at 9:51 pm | Reply
  8. Biggin

    Dad-gum thats alot of money for a bunch of bones.

    March 13, 2008 at 12:32 pm | Reply
  9. jacob

    I think that it hould be put somewhere so people can see t instead of owning it.

    March 20, 2008 at 1:52 pm | Reply
  10. Alex

    Why are people so amazed at a big heap of bones that, even though it is big, did nothing except eat plants. As for the price,well. its a cerial number. I mean no way. they should just donate it to a museum. But their thirsty for mony so......

    March 25, 2008 at 7:03 pm | Reply
  11. Lynwood

    Why in the world would someone pay this kind of money for something like this? Put that in a museum so that little kids can have something to gaze at and be fascinated with. If you're going to throw away money donate it to a charity who needs help with funding valuable projects.

    March 26, 2008 at 10:35 am | Reply
  12. King

    WHAT THE CRAP WOULD SOMEBODY DO WITH A STACK OF BONES! WHO WOULD PAY THAT KIND OF MONEY FOR A STACK OF BONES! GO GET A HAIR CUT WITH THAT KIND OF MONEY OR BUY YOU LIKE TEN CARS! WHO EVERWOULD SPEND ALOT OF MONEY FOR A PILE OF BONES THINKS LIKE A PILE OF BONES!

    March 27, 2008 at 5:32 pm | Reply
  13. Hoshi

    Michael Jackson will probably make a bid for them, as he has already bought the Elephant Man's bones. I'm pretty sure he has Walt Disney stashed away somewhere.

    March 29, 2008 at 3:26 am | Reply

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