Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Big Old Oyster Found With Suspected Enormous Pearl Inside

An oyster believed to possibly be 150 million years old was recently found near the Solent strait, which separates mainland England from the Isle of Wight.  Discovered in the nets of a fishing boat, after the mud and dirt was washed off they realized it was not a rock but a large, solid, fossilized oyster shell which had turned to stone.  Given to the nearby Blue Reef Aquarium, they estimated the age based on the 200 annual growth rings found on the shell. The Aquarium recently performed an MRI on the oyster and found a golf ball sized object inside which experts believe could be one of the largest gem quality pearls in the world.  However, it is not expected to be larger than the clam produced, fourteen pound, uglier than hell Pearl of Allah (estimated worth of $60 million).

However pearl lovers...this oyster will not be opened anytime soon.  Experts are taking the high road on this one and preserving the integrity of the ancient find so anyone interested in the pearl as will have to wear this entire nasty thing around your neck along with the MRI results nailed so your forehead to everyone can see.

Abnormal MRI showing huge growth inside the oyster.  So glad this is not of my brain.

Contrary to popular belief, one should eat this oyster in months without "R"'s.

The Boris Karloff pearl...I mean the Pearl of Allah.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Katie Holmes Independence Day

On the run...a real life scary movie.
I have to say I'm relieved Katie Holmes left Tom Cruise during the 4th of July holiday.  It is a true Independence Day for her.  Fleeing with her daughter, Suri, from what many people felt was a weird arranged marriage, she reportedly split before Suri was subjected to intense Scientology training during a time when most little girls should be in training to be little girls. 


Klaatu, Barada, Nikto

Ms. Holmes was seen this week without her wedding ring and I don't blame her for removing it.  I'd suspect that's where the Scientologists implanted the listening devices and mind control equipment.  It looks like this, BTW...

Katie Holmes Edwardian-style oval-
shaped diamond ring of about 5 carats in a pave setting.