Fisherman found 75 pound pearl 10 years ago, just learned its worth $100 million


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2016/08/23/fisherman-found-75-pound-pearl.html


#2

He kept it for good luck?

Good luck my ass, his shack burned down!


#3

Lucky for him, or he never would have learned how much the pearl is worth!


#4

Sure, but the story doesn’t tell us how much his shack was worth.


#5

Less than $100 million.


#6

For sure it was lucky his shack burning saved him from his silliness.


#7

He is lucky it wasn’t destroyed in the fire.


#8

That scorpion anti-venin has really gotten expensive!


#9

An appraisal isn’t a sale. I wish him luck selling that thing.


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#11

Came for the Steinbeck jokes, stayed for the…wait, why am I still here?


#12

The priceless rock measures a staggering 1ft foot wide and 2.2 feet long

Damn, Barbara Bush is going to throw out her back if she’s not careful.


#13

What do you do with a 75 pound pearl? (sung to the cadence of “what do you do with a drunken sailor”)

Does it make a $100M ashtray, paperweight, or what?


#14

You underestimate the power of a international auction house hyping the sale (for a totally reasonable 20% commission, of course.)


#15

Seems pretty lucky to me.


#16

Exactly. Especially as there’s a whole book with precedent for this sort of thing. Didn’t turn out so good that time.


#18

It will be worth more after he polishes it up with some vinegar.


#19

To die by the fire.

No, wait - this belongs in the Jack London thread, sorry.


#20

Flagged.


#21

You typing only the word “flagged” followed by a period does not even constitute a complete sentence!