If oil is black gold…then what is whale puke? Booger green gold?
Months after a young boy stumbled across $60,000 nugget of whale upchuck, Ken Wilman is the latest prospector of whale vomit.
Well known for its use in top shelf perfumes, ambergris is long discarded by sperm whales and the large clumps of barf wash ashore.
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Yep…this boy just made a lot of ladies happy!
British youngster, Charles Naysmith, and his family were taking a nature walk on the coast of England when the boy found an unususal rock.
After some quick
Googling research, the Naysmith fam realized that they were touching a heaping pile of sperm whale upchuck!!!
When hardened, the vomit is turned into ambergris and it is VERY valuable.
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Yay! Whales (and their stomachs) rejoice!
Scientists at the University of British Columbia have discovered a new concoction from fir trees and yeast that may replace ambergris in expensive perfumes.
In layman's terms, whale upchuck might disappear in your favorite scents!
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Sperm whale poop is almost worth its weight in gold, literally.
Not just the poop actually, it's a substance called ambergris.
Ambergris is a solid, waxy "gemstone."
It is a main ingredient in some of the finest perfumes in the world because of it's "earthy" tones.
A perfumer from California said:
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