Can I hold $1.5 million (and a much larger apartment)?

Heritage Auctions is holding its Natural History and Fine Minerals Signature Auction in New York on May 20. Items up for bidding include this skeleton from a Tarbosaurus, a member of the Tyrannosaurus family:

From the description:

This is an incredible, complete skeleton, painstakingly excavated and prepared, and mounted in a dramatic, forward-leaning running pose. The quality of preservation is superb, with wonderful bone texture and delightfully mottled grayish bone color. In striking contrast are those deadly teeth, long and frightfully robust, in a warm woody brown color, the fearsome, bristling mouth and monstrous jaws leaving one in no doubt as to how the creature came to rule its food chain. Equally deadly and impressive are the large curving claws, with pronounced blood grooves.

Pronounced blood grooves! I don’t even know what that means but it’s almost certainly the name of my next album.

Via Boing Boing.

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