Man Scours Landfill for Wife's $10K Wedding Ring
... and miraculously finds it
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 11, 2011 12:03 PM CST
File photo: The real ring is back where it belongs, too.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – The lost-and-found tale of the week: A Florida man accidentally chucked his wife's $10,000 custom-made wedding ring in the trash, then dutifully headed to the county dump to dig in. Workers gave him a protective suit, pointed him in the right direction ... and watched in amazement as the hubby turned up the diamond ring in about 30 minutes, reports the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

"Nastiness you wouldn't believe," recalls the lucky guy. "It was absolutely disgusting. It stunk beyond belief. The smell was God-awful. Everything unsanitary you could think of crossed my path at least a couple times."