26 Apr '13, 10am

Woman, 80, swallows diamond at US charity event

TAMPA, Florida (AP) - The idea behind the Tampa Women's Club charity event was simple. For US$20 (S$25), you could buy a flute of champagne and a chance to win a one-carat, US$5,000 diamond. Organizers of the Saturday event placed US$10 cubic zirconia stones in the bottom of 399 of the 400 champagne glasses. The prized diamond, donated by Continental Wholesale Diamonds, was placed in the last. The problem? Eighty-year-old Miriam Tucker accidentally swallowed it. Ms Tucker told local news media that she didn't want to put her finger in the champagne, so she drank a bit. While laughing with women at the table, she realised that she swallowed it.

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/breaking-news/world/story/wom...

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