Kicker – Bidding on a T-Rex


NICK EICHER, HOST: Well, if you are a history buff, here’s your chance to bid on a unique piece of history. 

James Hyslop with Christie’s auction house in Manhattan says it’s truly one of a kind.

HYSLOP: Special doesn’t even begin to describe him.

He has a nickname: “Stan.”

A long time ago, he weighed at least 7 tons and his bite could have crushed a car.

HYSLOP: What we have coming up for sale on Oct. 6th is the best T-Rex to come to auction in nearly a generation.

Stan is one of the most complete and most studied T-Rex skeletons on the planet. 

Christie’s expects the apex predator to fetch 6-to-8 million-dollars. So if that’s not too rich for you, you also need to know he’s 37 feet long. Meaning, you may have to clear out the garage and knock out a wall.

Or just have Stan do it for you.

It’s The World and Everything in It.


(Photo/Angela Weiss, AFP via Getty Images)

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