This giant pearl could be the biggest ever found in the world – after being handed in by a FISHERMAN. See SWNS story SWPEARL; The man, who has not been identified, found the priceless 34kg gem ten years ago in sea off the coast of Palawan Island, Philippines. He didn’t know the potential eye-watering value and kept it as a ‘good luck charm’ in his rundown wooden home. But a fire at the property earlier this year forced him to have a clear out and move house.
A fisherman from a city called Puerto Princesa in the Philippines was working 10 years ago when he spotted a huge pearl inside of a giant clam. He took it home to his little wooden shack and put it under his bed for good luck.
And he’s kept it there for the past 10 years. But there was a FIRE at his place earlier this year, and when he had to move, he decided maybe he should see if it was worth anything. And . . . um . . . yeah, it was.
The pearl is 77 pounds. It’s 26 inches long and 12 inches wide. Both of those measurements make it the biggest pearl in the HISTORY OF THE WORLD by a massive margin.
And it’s worth approximately $100 MILLION. (How many of his neighbors are going, “Man, we really should’ve robbed THAT guy” right now?)
The current world record for the biggest pearl is the Pearl of Allah, which was also found off the coast of the Philippines. It’s “only” 14 pounds and it’s less than 10 inches long.
The new pearl is being authenticated now.
I’m a human being . . . so why do I ALWAYS take the dog’s side in dog-versus-human stories? Am I a traitor to our species?
A guy was getting out of his Volkswagen Jetta in Chongqing, China last week when a stray dog wandered up to him. So he KICKED the dog, then went inside.
But the dog was NOT about to take that like a punk. He walked away . . . got some of his dog buddies . . . and they all came back together to get their revenge on the guy’s CAR.
They chewed off the windshield wipers, “keyed” his car with their claws, and left big dents by biting the fenders and wheel wells. Then they took off . . . and haven’t been back since.
One of the guy’s neighbors saw what was happening, and took a bunch of photos of the dogs as they vandalized the car.
About 18 months ago, two women in Washington state started an experiment on Facebook called the “Buy Nothing Project” as a way of connecting with neighbors . . . and also saving money.
It works like this. First you join a group in your area. Then you either post photos of stuff you don’t need on the group’s Facebook page, or list things you DO need. Then people will give them to you for FREE.
It originally started with a few people in Seattle. Then it took off last year, and now there are more than 100,000 members in the U.S. and 11 other countries.
What makes it unique is you’re not allowed to trade or charge for anything. It’s all about donating, meeting people, and building a community in your area. And people don’t just donate STUFF. You can also ask for things like a ride to the doctor.
If it sounds interesting, check out their website, BuyNothingProject.org. And if there isn’t already a group in your area, you can start one.
(BuyNothingProject.org / KING5)
You don’t hear many stories about tornados causing something GOOD to happen. But today, we’ve got one.
On Sunday, a tornado tore through Kingsport, Tennessee and damaged several homes, including a place that belongs to 26-year-old Jerrod Christian.
And in the process of ripping through his house, the tornado flung a bunch of Jerrod’s stuff onto his lawn . . . including a bunch of stuff he’d STOLEN from his neighbors, like several expensive power tools.
So when his neighbors went over to see if they could help him out, they were shocked to see their stuff on his lawn.
They called the cops . . . but it turned out Jerrod was already in jail for disorderly conduct. Now he’s been charged with burglary and theft.
Here’s his Mugshot:
There are very few celebrities who are legitimate bad-asses on the level of “Machete” superstar DANNY TREJO.
When he was JUSTIN BIEBER’S age, he wasn’t throwing eggs at neighbors or peeing in mop buckets. He was DOING HARD TIME. So he’s not impressed with Justin’s shenanigans.
He says, quote, “Can you imagine going to jail and some hardened convicts ask you, ‘What are you here for, kid?’ and he goes ‘Egging my neighbor’s house.’ They would beat the [crap] out of him for wasting eggs.”
He adds, quote, “Don’t go [to prison], kid. I’m telling you, you’re not a tough guy. All of these rappers that say they got street cred that are telling you that you are tough, none of them have been to the pen either.”
Trejo also called Justin’s nighttime egg raid COWARDLY . . . quote, “If you’re going to do something, Holmes, just stand up. It don’t matter if you get your ass kicked or not. You stood up.
“But this kid is going to run into his house after doing something. He’s going to throw eggs at somebody at night.”
Then he added this CLASSIC . . . which I actually believe 100% . . . quote, “You have to be a little girl . . . actually girls are not bad. MICHELLE RODRIGUEZ could kick his ass.”