One Christian pastor in Sierra Leone recently made headlines after he unearthed a 706-carat diamond estimated to be worth around US$62,000,000. It is also believed that the precious stone could be the tenth largest diamond to have ever been found.
Emmanuel Momoh, a pastor who also works as a miner, made the discovery in Kono, an eastern region in the country. Instead of keeping it for himself, however, he decided to hand it over to the government in the hopes that the money can be used to develop the country.
Christian pastor and mine worker Emmanuel Momoh found this massive diamond in Kono.
He decided to give the precious stone to Ernest Bai Koroma, President of Sierra Leone.
The government later issued a statement that said:
“A 706-carat diamond was presented to President Dr Ernest Bai Koroma…
“Receiving the diamond President Koroma thanked the chief and his people for not smuggling the diamond out of the country.”
The government mentioned that the diamond will be sold in an open bidding to keep things transparent.
Paul Zimnisky, a diamond expert, said that the stone could be “between the 10th and 15th largest gem-diamonds ever recovered.”
He also pointed out that it is very rare to find such a diamond in a small mine.
“Most recent exceptional diamond discoveries have been made by large commercial miners that mine very large volumes of kimberlite ore and process it with advanced equipment.
“Artisanal mining tends to produce smaller, lower quality diamonds because the diamonds suffer breakage and erosion.”
Zimnisky assumes that the stone will probably sold outside Sierra Leone to access more buyers, despite the fact that the government claims otherwise.
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Well, what do you think about this, folks? Do you think the pastor was right to give the stone over to the government? What would you do if you were in his position? Leave a comment below and tell us about it!
30 Grandma Gift Fails That Are So Wrong Yet You Can’t Even Be Mad
Grandmas are the best!
Everybody just loves grandma. She spoils her grandchildren and even lets them get away with things. Since grandmothers have this tender love for the children, they can be generous when it comes to gifts.
Sometimes, however, grandmas just can’t get the idea of gift-giving right. It could be a total disaster or a fail but you realize you can’t even be mad because – well, it’s just too adorable.
Here are 30 examples of grandma gift fails that, although hilarious, will probably warm your hearts.
#1. When you compliment grandma's clothing, she'll immediately get you the same one.
Woman’s Face Burned After Headphones Explode Mid-flight
You might also be making the same mistake this woman did. Beware!
We have heard of catastrophes involving exploding cellphones, vapes, and chargers. From these real-life stories, we learn how to be more cautious when dealing with these devices knowing well that everyday items which are seemingly harmless can pose a threat anytime.
Such is the case of a woman whose headphones exploded during a flight to Melbourne. Shocking images shared by the Australian Transport Safety Bureau (ATSB) shows the woman’s face, lips and hand burnt and smeared with soot from explosion.
The unidentified woman suffered burns on her face and neck when her headphones exploded mid-flight.
According to reports, the passenger was using her headphones while listening to music on her flight from Beijing to Melbourne. She woke up from her sleep, two hours into flight due to a loud explosion. ...
30 Photos Showing People Taking Instructions Way Too Literally – And It’s Hilarious!
Some of them are just brilliant!
For the most part, the things we do revolve around instructions and rules given to us. But sometimes we tend to break the rules a bit and become more creative and imaginative enough to create new ones. For some people, however, following the rules is a must and when they do, they take it literally – way too literally.
Some people can be clever enough to follow instructions literally but there are those that are ridiculously stupid.
Below are photos showing how people can either stick to the rules or work around it.