This week in absurd rich people problems…
The Mongolian government says it’s finally getting its missing Tyrannosaurus skull back, because of Mr. Nicholas Cage!
Here’s the origin story of the thing: after being smuggled into the US, the 65 million year old skull was auctioned off in Manhattan back in 2007. Eventually, it was purchased by the obscenely rich Cage for $276k (which kinda sounds cheap for an old T Rex skull, don’t you think? I’ll check the blue book).
Multiple law enforcement agencies have been trying to track down the skull, and say the current owner (most likely Cage) gave it up without a fight. According to reports from TMZ, Cage outbid Leonardo DiCaprio for the skull, so that also kinda feels like a bummer for the actor. Can’t National Treasure your way outta this one, Cage.
He’s not in any trouble now, but officials are clearly keeping an eye on the actor because they think he might be key in finding the person who smuggled the bones into the U.S. in the first place, because the black market for dino bones stolen out of Mongolia is huge!
Cage, keep chill. And don’t buy any plane tickets to Mongolia, mmmmkay?