On Wednesday evening, more than 50 pedestrians were seen desperately scrambling to pick up “diamonds” that had been miraculously scattered across the sidewalk in Hong Kong.
At around 8:40 p.m., tiny shiny objects abruptly rained down onto Nathan Road in Tsim Sha Tsui. Taking it as a sign, one woman then shouted “Diamonds!” in Mandarin.
From there the rush was on, as tourists and locals alike scrambled around with their nose to the ground, searching everywhere for the precious gemstones. Eventually, more than 50 people joined the fray, according to Apple Daily.
Reporters were soon on the scene and the proud picker-uppers showed off their stash of what they were beginning to suspect weren’t actually diamonds.
Police also sent some officers to the scene. Upon further investigation they said that the “diamonds” were actually just pieces of plastic. Though apparently their investigation didn’t extend into why they had fallen from the sky in the first place.
One eyewitness said that industrious Chinese aunties had made off with the majority of the harvest.
Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to know what you are picking up from the road.
[Images via Apple Daily]