The headline of this BBC story is: Experts to repair ‘faeces fossil’ and it just gets better from there.
Apparently it is a 1000-year-old bit of fossilized Viking excrement. And a University of Bradford student gets to restore it “to its former glory”. She says that she has “never done anything quite like this before”, but added that “it doesn’t smell and it’ certainly not squishy.”
Apparently it’s somewhat of a highlight for schoolchildren. “We’ve even had thank you letters saying ‘thank you for showing us the poo’.”