Apparently, back in the 1970s, Russia discovered it was sitting on an absolutely enormous cache of diamonds, created by the impact of an ancient asteroid in the remoteness of eastern Siberia. And they’re just telling the world about this now. If estimates are correct, there could be more than enough diamonds in this one crater to supply human endeavors for 3,000 years.
Diamond is the hardest naturally occurring substance on Earth, and it takes a lot of pressure to crush one. With the machine called Z at Sandia National Labs in New Mexico, diamonds can quickly be melted and enough power can be generated in a split second to light 100 million light bulbs.
Yesterday, there was news of an 80 degree brown dwarf star and today, there’s a planet out there that’s one giant diamond. At this point, I fully expect to see reports at some point soon of a planet populated by sentient mattresses and a planet filled with naturally occurring high dollar casinos, as predicted years and years ago by Douglas Adams.
In Chennai, India, a man from Sri Lanka was arrested after was caught with 2,060 diamonds in his stomach. Indian officials thought he was acting strangely, to which he attributed to having a stomach ache, but when they took him in, doctors x-rayed him and found a cache of diamonds in his stomach. And yes, laxatives were involved later on.