Published 10 November 2016
George Frandsen has earned a place in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book for his rather unusual record-breaking collection.
The science fan is the proud owner of the world’s Largest collection of coprolite.
What is coprolite, you might be wondering? It's fossilised poop!
George found his first piece in Utah in 1998, when he was on a camping trip as a young student.
The 36-year-old now has an amazing 1,277 individual coprolites.
George wanted his incredible collection to be recognised by Guinness World Records to raise awareness about the ability of fossilised poop to teach us about prehistoric life.
George’s favourite specimen is called “Precious”.
It was found in South Carolina and dates from the Miocene epoch, a staggering 23.8-5.3 million years ago!
It is naturally glossy, feels and smells like rock, and was produced by a huge crocodilian species around 6 metres (20 ft) long.
George's advice for people looking to set a world record: “Anyone looking to beat a Guinness World Records title needs to have passion, lots of passion for whatever they’re doing. Mine is coprolite ... whatever your passion is, you should follow it.”
George's record appears in the new Guinness World Records 2017 Edition book alongside loads of other jaw-dropping collections.