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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:36

An 8-year-old boy in Bournemouth, Great Britain, may have some gross profits after finding a piece of whale vomit that may be worth $63,000.

Charlie Naysmith was walking on the beach of Hengistbury Head when he came across a big hunk that looked like a yellowish beige rock with a waxy finish and picked it up, according to the Daily Echo newspaper.

With the help of his parents, he discovered his hunk was not a rock, but a piece of ambergris, a substance barfed or pooped up by sperm whales.

As disgusting as that sounds, the substance is actually in demand with perfume makers as it helps prolong the scent of perfume. That's why a pound of the whale waste sells for as much as $10,000.

Naysmith's piece of cetacean upchuck has been estimated to be worth as much as $63,000, but, according to his dad, Alex Naysmith, they are still researching the product.

“He is into nature and is really interested in it. We have discovered it is quite rare and are waiting for some more information from marine biology experts,” Naysmith, Sr., said, according to AsianTown.net.

That isn't stopping him from dreaming about how to spend his newfound riches. Currently, he is considering building some kind of a shelter for animals.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:39

Story about UK kid but with prices in... $?
Interesting though.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:42

Good luck Charlie

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:52

Mmmm .. gives me an appetite :p

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:58

Story about UK kid but with prices in... $?
Interesting though.


Posted by a US site, so yes.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 14:59

That is awesome he is thinking of animal shelters being so young! amazing

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:07

the substance is actually in demand with perfume makers as it helps prolong the scent of perfume. That's why a pound of the whale waste sells for as much as $10,000.

I think, I need a change in career.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:08

That is awesome he is thinking of animal shelters being so young! amazing


Most probably it was the political correct answer.

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:11

:x

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:14

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:15

I think, I need a change in career.


Raise sperm whales in your pool. :shifty:

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:17

He's holding that awfully close to his face. What does whale vomit smell like?

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 15:23

Most probably it was the political correct answer.


Could well be the case, or he might actually think of that. He is into nature, animals so he might want to do it. Or doesnt know the real value that amount of money will have for him lol!!

He's holding that awfully close to his face. What does whale vomit smell like?


May be poo as well :D

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Posted 30 August 2012 - 23:00

Who would have guessed that whale vomit was worth that much?

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Posted 31 August 2012 - 22:57

He's holding that awfully close to his face. What does whale vomit smell like?


Properly 'matured' ambergris smells devastatingly sexy. It's the ingredient that gives the more expensive perfumes that knockout dead sexy dusky "musky" aroma, among other things. I said more expensive perfumes, because only the premium and niche brands use it owing to costs and availability.

May be poo as well :D


Far far from it pal, you'd be surprised :D