Man Sells Doorstop From Space For $75,000
little did he/she know: he/she did not know something (used in situations where the person takes an action without knowing some unexpected information)
For three decades, a 10 kg rock served a simple purpose in David Mazurek’s home: keeping a barn door open. Little did he know, this ordinary-looking rock was a rare find from outer space. When Mona Sirbescu, a geologist at Central Michigan University, examined the rock, she realized its true worth. It was a valuable iron-nickel meteorite.
The rock fell from the sky in the 1930s. The previous owner of David’s farm found it warm in a crater and used it as a doorstop. When David bought the farm, he inherited the rock. Years later, he decided to get his doorstop evaluated.
His discovery led to a surprising payday of $75,000. He generously donated 10% of the sale to Sirbescu’s department at Central Michigan University.
1. He left his umbrella at home, little did he know he would be caught in a sudden rainstorm.
2. She planted a tiny seed, little did she know it would grow into a huge, beautiful tree.
3. He took a different path to work, little did he know he would meet his future best friend on the way.
Man Uses Strange Rock as Doorstop For Decades. It Turned Out to Be Worth a Fortune.”