7 Pearls Found in One Oyster

7 Pearls Found in One Oyster

At first Mike Burnett thought he had lost part of a tooth.

There was something hard in the oyster he was eating the afternoon of Jan. 1.

“I felt a crunch,” he said. “I spit it out.”

But it wasn’t a part of his tooth. It looked like a pearl. And then, he spit out another ... and another.

“They just kept on coming,” he said.

The Dameron resident ended up with seven of what he figures are pearls, off-white and of differing sizes, ranging from fairly tiny up to a quarter of an inch round. Burnett and his roommate were splitting about a dozen fried oysters that were left over from celebrating New Year’s Eve, the day before.

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Jun 19, 2013
The Brave Little Pearler?!?
by: Anonymous

Seven in one sounds like a mouthful; I think I'd have had to had some spendy dental work done after a meal like that!!

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