World’s Largest Yellow Diamond

It is one of the most sought-after diamonds in the world and so rare it was once said to be impossible to value. But now the dazzling Cora Sun-Drop gem is tipped to make $14 million when it appears at auction next month. Roughly the size of a woman’s thumb and 110 carats it is thought to be the largest vivid yellow pear-shaped diamond in existence. It was discovered last year in South Africa and is currently owned by New York-based diamond manufacturer Cora International.” w/ photos

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Top 10 Coolest Weird Frogs

“As we speak, frogs and toads are experiencing massive population declines all around the world, with a majority of species on the road to extinction thanks to the deadly Chytrid fungus, habitat loss, climate shifts and more. While more common, hardier species are in little danger, many of the bizarre creatures we’re about to explore may be gone within our lifetimes, and some of them are already long gone. These hopping, leaping, sticky toed bug eaters can come in some surprising forms and possess even more surprising life cycles.” w/ photos

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