The LA Times has a story of an unlikely auction that recently took place at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas. Lot 23 was Samson, a 66-million-year-old Tyrannosaurus rex skeleton. A rancher’s son originally found the bones in the late 80s and the full skeleton was later sold to fossil collectors and on to an anonymous buyer, who kept it in storage until now. Someone bid $3.6 million, but that offer failed to meet the reserve price so Samson remained unsold. The auctioneer is still hopeful that he will find a buyer though.
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