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Inkalamu, The 5,655-Carat Emerald Found In Zambia That Looks Like Kryptonite

We know it’s an emerald but keep it away from Superman, just in case.

Nature certainly has its amazing ways. A 5,655-carat emerald has been unearthed from the mines of Zambia. The stunning gem weighs a whopping 1.1 kg (around 2.5 lbs) and has been dubbed “Inkalamu”.

The amazing stone was found in Kagem, which is considered the world’s largest emerald mine. Gemfields, which owns the mine, made the announcement along with a few photos of Inkalamu. The images reveal the gem’s impressive clarity and gorgeous golden green hue.

Inkalamu is certainly a beautiful gem.

Source: Gemfields

According to the press release, the gem was discovered by geologist Debapriya Rakshit. She was aided by veteran emerald miner Richard Kapeta. The massive stone was dubbed “Inkalamu”, which means “lion” in the local Bemba language.

Elena Basaglia is Gemfields’ dynamic London-based gemmologist. Basaglia additionally explained that the gem was a truly amazing find.

“The discovery of this exceptional gemstone is such an important moment both for us and for the emerald world in general. We are experiencing strikingly increased demand for high-quality Zambian emeralds from the major brands, particularly in Europe, all of whom admire the rich colour and unique transparency of our gems – qualities that make them unique among emeralds.”

The Kryptonite prop used in the film ‘Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice’.

Source: Warner Bros.

People were truly impressed with the gigantic gem. Moreover, some even believed that it has a striking resemblance to Kryptonite, the bright green material that can weaken Superman.

If you’re wondering how much the emerald will cost, you’re in for a surprise. The massive rock will be cut up into more affordable proportions.

“We expect a number of large, fine-quality cut emeralds to be borne of the Inkalamu crystal,” said Adrian Banks, Gemfields’ Managing Director for Product and Sales. “These important pieces are what return value to the buyer, and there might be hundreds of offcuts that are fashioned into smaller gems, cabochons and beads, but the key lies in recovering the fine quality pieces. Given this emerald is such a rare find, it is also perfectly conceivable that the buyer will choose to purchase it as an investment.”


12 Simple Rules Everyone Should Know By Heart

Some people still don’t know. Help spread the word.

Saying "please" and "thank you" or picking up after yourself are things we're all taught from a young age, and they can go a long way with others. But there are some habits we have that, while we may not consider them to be rude, could rub people the wrong way.

Maybe you're someone who's been accidentally pissing people off with your lack of knowledge about certain etiquette. Perhaps you’re someone who likes to impress people with your etiquette skills. Either way, there are some basic life rules we should all know and follow. Here are 12 simple rules everyone should know by heart.

1. If someone else is paying for the meal, do not choose the most expensive menu item.


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8 Popular Apps Of Today Transformed Into Objects From The Past

Did you own any of these?

People nowadays couldn’t imagine themselves leaving the house without their precious mobile phones. They also feel uneasy going to a meeting without their trusty tablet or laptop.

The younger generation wouldn’t also know what it’s like living and going about their day without the internet. But for those who have experienced the 1980s, life was so much simpler back then. But just in case you’re wondering what Facebook, Netflix, Google, and a lot more would be like in the past, here are eight popular apps of today transformed into objects from the earlier years.

1. Spotify - Cassette Tape Recorder


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Sweet Toddler Hugs Strangers When Told It’s Time To Leave

He made sure to hug as many people as he can before leaving!

We all know someone who can't simply go when it's time to leave a party. They might have to go around the room to say goodbye to each of their friends. However, one toddler took the art of saying goodbye to another level. The adorable kid decided that he should hug everyone in the park when his parents told him it's time to go. That's right, he hugged everyone even if they were strangers!

The heartwarming video was taken by Nick Sasfy. The proud dad and his wife Stephanie had taken the adorable little Jude to the local park. Interestingly, when the toddler learned that it was "time to go bye-bye," Jude decided he shouldn't leave without letting everyone know. So he proceeded to ambush unwitting strangers with surprise hugs.

Jude hugged as many people as he can before leaving the park.


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