1. Whale Fossil
This wasn’t just any old fossil this was one that scientist’s called rare and unique. In 2015 a Southern Californian man somehow managed to dig up a 17-million-year old fossil as a teenager but wasn’t until he was in his 50’s that a museum took him up on his offer to donate it. This particular type of fossil, known as a Baleen is one of only 20 in the world.