Several iconic items that represent famous swaths of the past have recently gone to auction, so if you've got several potato sacks of $100,000 to spare, famous relics can sit in your living room, watching you masturbate at the spectacle of your pecuniary intemperance.
4 A 150 Million-Year-Old Dinosaur Skeleton
Back in 2009, one of perhaps half a dozen full diplodocus skeletons discovered thus far was found in a Wyoming quarry, with nine weeks of digging required to fully disinter the skeleton. Most of these skeletons are treasured pieces in museums and galleries. But this dinosaur is different, because earlier this autumn, the 60-foot-long beast went on the auction block.
The diplodocus was sold last month in England to an unnamed buyer for $650,000, which is kind of a bargain when you realize you're getting a whole dinosaur and not a shitty studio apartment in Manhattan or something. Also, the auctioneers noted that the winner plans to put the diplodocus on display for the public, which means that at least this paleontological treasure won't spend the rest of its days in a black-lit dungeon, an unwitting accomplice in a crazy plutocrat's sex games.