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Behold the awesomeness that is the World’s Largest Pearl. Believe it or not, this monstrous pearl was found under the bed of a fisherman in the Philippines where it had been kept as a personal good luck charm for the past 10 years.

Measuring 1 foot wide by 2.2 feet long and weighting 34kg (74.9 lbs), it was discovered off the coast of Palawan island in the Philippines back in 2006.

“The enormous pearl was found by fisherman who cast down his anchor and it got wedged on a rock during a storm, said Tourism officer Aileen Cynthia Amurao. The find is thought to be five times larger than the previous record set by the Pearl of Allah, which was also found near Palawan Island in 1939.”

Thought to be the largest natural giant clam pearl in the world, experts estimate its value at just over $100 million dollars US.

Head over to Atlas Obscura to learn more about this phenomenal pearl.

[via Atlas Obscura and the International Business Times]

I think the only thing messing with my theory that Star Trek Discovery will be about Number One from “The Cage” is that Bryan Fuller has already said it will be all new characters.

Technically, she is almost new in that she never had a name nor was she ever seen beyond that one episode. Non-canon novels and comics gave her different names and backstories. But she would certainly be around at the time the new show takes place so they could use her. Star Trek Discovery takes place around 2256 and “The Cage” is established as taking place in 2254 so who knows? Maybe she was reassigned after those events and ended up on the Discovery serving under a new captain.

And I still like my idea to cast Caroline Dhavernas as Number One because she’s a regular Bryan Fuller player, she could pass for Majel Barrett, and carries on the tradition of casting Montrealers on Star Trek.

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