World’s largest oyster found by world’s biggest dork

A Eureka man who set out to break one world record may in fact have broken several.

The Times-Standard reports that after two years of searching, Richard Mesce, a retired Navy pilot, found a potentially record-breaking 13-inch oyster near the Samoa Bridge.

The previous record holder was a 12-inch oyster plucked from Chesapeake Bay.

While Guinness World Record judges mull Mesce’s find, they are also considering whether he has set new records for having the world’s most boring hobby and the world’s most indulgent wife.

It remains to be see whether the oyster has the world’s worst case of dioxin poisoning.