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Gross but Valuable Find (4 pics)

Posted in Random » Weird   4 Sep 2012   / 10124 views

Will you guess what it is? This thing costs $60,000.

 

This chunk that looks like yellowish rock is ambergris – a polite term for solidified sperm whale vomit. The substance is sought after with perfume makers as it helps to prolong the scent of the perfume. A schoolboy from UK has found the extraordinary large 600 gram piece of ambergris, which is worth about $60,000.






Tags: vomit, whale, ambergris  

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Mr. Ree 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
...and he just picked it up on the beach knowing exactly what it was...



sure.
       
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Kitten 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Who said that?
He probably picked it up because it's weird and gross looking.
Parents could have googled it when he brought it home...
       
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mali22 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
and what could they have googled? large weird gross thing? :D
       
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Kitten 4 year s ago MARK AS SPAM
Key term being "solidified sperm whale vomit" probably googled for fossils or rock types.
       














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