Dubbed the “King of Fossilized Feces” by the Miami Herald, George Frandsen is a distinguished Royal Geographical Society Fellow and an esteemed Explorers Club Fellow who has dedicated himself to educating the world about coprolites, or fossilized poop. With an impressive collection of over 8000 specimens, he currently holds two Guinness World Records: one for amassing the largest collection of coprolites and another for possessing the largest coprolite from a carnivorous animal – a 26.5-inch T. rex poop named Barnum.
In 2014, George's passion for coprolites led him to establish the Poozeum, the world's foremost virtual coprolite resource center. This innovative website serves as a hub for scientific research, historical discoveries, news, videos, and specimen photos for comparative analysis, making valuable information accessible to curious minds across the globe.
One of George's commendable initiatives involves loaning specimens from his extensive collection to museums throughout the country. By sharing these real fossilized poops with the public, he aims to showcase the uniqueness of coprolites and enlighten people about their significance in understanding prehistoric ecosystems and history. Remarkably, George offers these loans entirely free of charge, driven solely by his desire to promote education and scientific exploration.
Through his tireless efforts, George Frandsen aspires to inspire others, particularly young individuals, to delve into the sciences and embark on a fascinating journey into the world of coprolites and paleontology. His unwavering enthusiasm for these peculiar fossils leaves an indelible mark on the field, igniting curiosity and fostering a greater appreciation for the wonders of natural history.
The Poozeum Exhibit at the Hattiesburg Pocket Museum - 2023
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