This is a puzzler with the answer at the bottom of the post so don't scroll down there yet.
The question is:
What type of stone is this?
Above is the rock with metric units for you progressive folks.
This pic uses inches for you traditionalists.
Anyone recognize this stone?
It's almost as tall as it is wide in the pictures. It has a flat base and 4 flat sides that meet at the top.
This is Mia ... a scrumptiously sweet yellow Lab. She's the one who found the stone.
Mia belongs to some good friends of mine. I've known Mia since she was a pup, although I don't get to see her very often.
She is quite the rockhound.
(wacka, wacka ... oh, I slay me)
Mia wants you to guess what kind of rock that is.
It was found in Florida ... a rockpoor state, ... except for limestone that is.
It is biogenous.
So if you haven't cheated already ... mark down your best answer.
Then scroll way down to discover the origin of this stone.
Here we go.
Here it comes.
Are you cheating or did you give this an honest try?
I'll know if you're cheating ... I'm a teacher.
Okay, here's the answer.
Just creating more distance, in case you were rethinking that whole cheating thing.
There's still time to scroll back up ...
The answer is below.
The stone is one of 7 similarly sized bladder stones that were surgically removed from Mia's urinary bladder last week.
SEVEN OF THEM.
Go back and look at it.
Mia is doing very well and recovering nicely ... which is a very, very good thing.