Published: Saturday, January 12, 2008 | 11:26 AM ET
Canadian Press: THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
WASHINGTON BOROUGH, N.J. - Two weeks after a Florida man found a rare pearl in his seafood, it's happened again - this time to a New Jersey man who was eating fried oysters.
Mike McHenry thought he had chomped down on a piece of shell Wednesday night and instead spit out a pea-sized pearl.
McHenry's find was rare, according to Gef Flimlin, a marine extension agent with Rutgers Cooperative Extension, who said 95 per cent of pearls are cultured for production, unlike the naturally formed pearl McHenry found.
But just last month, George Brock of Royal Palm Beach, Fla., found a rare iridescent purple pearl in his plate of steamed clams while dining in South Florida.
While Brock's purple pearl may be worth thousands, it appears McHenry isn't so lucky because his is misshapen and has some discoloration.
"It's a souvenir I'll put on my bar, maybe," McHenry said.
Soooooooo ... what unexpected surprizes have your found in your restaurant meals???
I can't recall anything other than bugs, bits of "something what is THAT???" , and hair hair hair ...
Lucky guy who found the good pearl!!!!!!! Nice to be a customer and get the tip ... and I hope he tipped the cook and waiter/waitress well!!!
Edited by VenerableDamePW, 13 January 2008 - 0501 AM.