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UPDATE: Nest saved from auction house


"Customs agents have seized fossilized dinosaur eggs that apparently were smuggled out of China and auctioned for $420,000.

The fossils were seized late last week from the Bonhams and Butterfields auction house in Los Angeles.

The 22 eggs, each 65 million years old, were so well-preserved that curled-up embryonic raptors are visible inside 19 of them.

The eggs were auctioned in December to an undisclosed buyer but the transaction was scrubbed before any money changed hands after concerns about the legality of their export were raised.

The eggs were found in Guandong province, China, in 1984, shipped to Taiwan and then shipped to a Florida collector in 2004.

No arrests have been made but the auction house is cooperating with the investigation."

Well score one for science I guess.

Brian Baziak

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways - beer in one hand - chicken in the other - body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming "WOO HOO, What a Ride!"