Archive for May 21st, 2008

Solid gold toothpick and earwax spoon

Wednesday, May 21st, 2008

Divers have found the weirdest little thing off the coast of Key West. Treasure hunters were looking for the shipwreck of a Spanish galleon that sank in 1622 which has produced some handsome treasures like gold bars and a lead casket full of pearls in the past.

Instead of ingots, they found this:

gold-toothpick

See, you pick your teeth with the pointy bit on the left, then you scoop out your earwax with the spoony bit on the right. The hoop at the top middle indicates it was worn on a chain. I call that classy.

What if they absentmindedly used the wrong side? Waxy gums and punctured eardrums would not make for a pleasant trans-Atlantic voyage.

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