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Apparently, an extremely rare first edition copy of “On the Origin of Species,” Charles Darwin’s most famous work detailing the theory of natural selection, was found yesterday…on top of a toilet.
According to the Associated Press, the book had been printed in 1859. It was discovered in a family’s guest bathroom in Southern England. I’m sure its pages were pretty worn from all that good ol’ bathroom reading. How in the world could you hold on to that book and not have it in a secure location? There were actually only 1250 copies of the first edition ever printed.
So what to do with this Darwinian bathroom reader? Sell it, of course! The book will be auctioned off, most likely for around $99,000.
How many things in your bathroom are that valuable?