I half expected something interesting to happen yesterday (being the total lunar eclipse), but I never expected the Lapsit Exillis of Thoth.
South Africa's diamond industry was surprised by reports that a small mining firm had found a stone estimated at 7,000 carats, twice the size of the Cullinan diamond, the largest ever found.
In the only picture of the stone that has been released, it appears remarkably smooth-sided for a large uncut rough diamond, and has a rare greenish hue.
Brett Jolly, who says he is a shareholder in the unidentified mine in North West Province, where the stone was found, said: "It's green and it's big."
Who comes up with this stuff? It's like a poorly written cartoon show: "And on that day, when the moon turns to blood, Lucifer's crown shall be found."