An oyster discovered near Portsmouth, England, that measured seven inches in diameter is believed to contain one of the largest pearls ever found. The gem could be the size of a golf ball and worth thousands of dollars.
A fisherman dragged the monstrous fossil up in a net. There’s one hang-up though: it’s debatable whether the rare fossil, unopened, is worth more or less than its precious contents. An MRI of the oyster revealed that there was indeed something that resembled a pearl inside, according to the Daily Mail.
For now, the case remains “closed,” literally. – Rick Bach