Giant elephant bird egg sells for £66k


An anonymous bidder has paid £66,675 for a foot-long egg. The enormous (almost nine-inch diameter) egg, was estimated to be worth up to £30,000 before the sale started.

But fierce bidding broke out at Christie's for the partly-fossilised specimen, laid by an elephant bird, which is now extinct. In terms of scale, it's estimated to be 100 times the size of a normal egg. %VIRTUAL-SkimlinksPromo%