Churchill turd sells for £1m at auction

A massive turd, thought to have been left behind in a lavatory at the War Office by Sir Winston Churchill, has sold for a record-breaking £1million at Christie’s auction house in London.

‘This is a record price for a turd,’ said Christie’s director of coprophilia memorabilia, Dr Marcus Cunningham, ‘but it does have major historical significance since we believe it was produced while Churchill was straining over the decision to launch the D-Day landings.’

The turd is understood to have defied numerous attempts to flush it away, in typical Churchillian defiance, and had ended up being collected by one of Churchill’s private secretaries and left in a cupboard for over 50 years.

Lot number 107, described in the catalogue as ‘a big, fat jobbie, in perfect condition with no damage or repairs’ was purchased by an anonymous bidder and will enter a private collection where it will sit alongside turds by Roosevelt and Stalin.

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