Aug 30 2012
One whale’s trash is an 8-year-old boy’s treasure. Charlie Naysmith was walking along the beach at Hengistbury Head in southern Britain when he picked up a large object that looked and felt like a stone. As it turned out, that object was actually a piece of ambergris, a substance which is regurgitated by sperm whales. Ambergris is used to prolong the scent of perfume, and therefore is extremely valuable. The vomit, which weighs a little more than one pound, could be worth as much as $63,000. Charlie is still unsure what he will do with the profits, but according to the Daily Echo, he may build a house for animals.
How about this one…. It is rare that the ambergris gets to shore, but when it does, it is worth its weight in gold. In 2006 a man found a 32.5-pound piece of ambergris on a beach in South Australia that was estimated to be worth nearly $300,000.
And with that I’ve seen it all… Whale vomit worth $63,000. You can’t even dream that up. Now little kids around the world are going to start collecting random sh$t (literally) just in case it’s worth thousands. Whale vomit dude, whale vomit. The most amazing part of this is – how the hell did this kid know that that hunk of sh$t was even worth picking up.
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