Explorers have just discovered the next-best-thing. 40 miles off the Key West coast of Florida divers have recovered a toothpick/earwax remover made of solid gold. The artifact is believed to be around 385 years old and part of the famous Spanish gallion ship the “Santa Margarita”. The “multi-tool” was found 22 feet below the water surface, has a weight of approximately 1 oz. and a value of about $100,000. The search for “Santa Margarita” artifacts began more than a quarter-century ago by the late treasure hunter, Mel Fisher. In the general vicinity of the “picker/puller” divers also recovered spikes, rigging elements and 2 skeleton keys. Not quite the haul that was found on the trail almost one year ago. At that time divers found gold bars, gold chains and a lead box that contained thousands of pearls. The estimated value of the booty was nearly $2,000,000. Not too shabby. The “grooming stick” sounds like a great idea, something everyone could use, but I’ll bet it stinks if you accidentally use the wrong end as a toothpick.