Note: Eventually, it was revealed that a wealthy prankster had transported the bones to mars, and had them planted in the martian soil to be found, which created a new fervor over the bones, as the waste of fuel to pull off such a trick was enormous in that time period. The phrase, “Sending bones to Mars” came to refer to any great expenditure that seemed completely frivolous and publicly wasteful, often used as a critique of the wealthy. Despite this, the bones remained a popular attraction in the Mars City Museum.