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After discovering a 75-pound-pearl a decade ago in the sea off a Filipino island, a fisherman, who has not been identified, opted to stash it under his bed as a “good luck charm,” completely unaware of its $100 million value, Metro UK reported.
But after a fire claimed his small, wooden home earlier this year, the angler was forced to clear out his house and move — that’s when he handed the pearl over to the local tourism office who confirmed its value.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: intrptr
Here's the current record holder, it's a regular pareidolia fest:
a reply to: FlyInTheOintment
No mention of how much the unidentified fisherman might stand to benefit. The local tourism board is hoping it will be a draw but I'm having a hard time imagining that it's going to be responsible for millions of dollars in tourism let alone tens of millions.
The current record holder was also found in the Philippines. I guess they grow 'em big in the Philippines!
I'm having a hard time imagining that it's going to be responsible for millions of dollars in tourism let alone tens of millions.