Monday, January 19, 2004

theSlog's News of the weird, part 1...

Monday January 19, 10:40 AM

Farmer finds diamonds in the rough

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - It's not quite the goose that laid the golden
but an Indian diamond merchant's prize cow is producing bejewelled

Dilubhai Rajput had stashed a bag of more than 1,700 small diamonds,
almost $900 (503 pounds), in a pile of hay at his home in Gujarat
famous both for its dairy and diamond-cutting industries, but hadn't
reckoned on the risk of a hungry cow, the Economic Times newspaper
reported on Monday.

Now he's feeding the animal a diet of grass, grain, fruit and
and has so far recovered 300 diamonds in three days.

"I am sure within a week I will retrieve all my diamonds,"
the paper
quoted Rajput as saying.

It was unclear why he chose to hide the stones in the hay.

Neel. (theSlog's newest contributor - thank you Neel!)

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