"Whether it was the largest collection of lizard shit in the world is uncertain, but it certainly contained the only dietary sample from that little-known species Varanus olivaceus, and probably the most complete dietary record of any single population of animals in South East Asia. Its loss left me reeling and altered the course of my life forever."Leeds University's offer of "£500 in compensation" for the mix-up got me thinking about what sort of compensation I would require if someone flushed my work done the toilet (you think that's how they disposed of it?). I mean £500 is a lot of money for us in the states, but I think I'd shoot a lot higher than that, like funding for the next five years or a computer made out of solid gold. How about you? What's the price you'd put on your work?