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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.

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

Interesting though.

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Good luck Charlie

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Mmmm .. gives me an appetite :p

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

Interesting though.

Posted by a US site, so yes.

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

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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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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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:x

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Precious Hamburgers?

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I think, I need a change in career.

Raise sperm whales in your pool. :shifty:

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

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

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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

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ewwwwwww

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ewwwwwww

You want some. Don't deny it. :p

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You want some. Don't deny it. :p

No I don't!

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I wonder how many extra people have started walking around that area looking for whale vomit now lol

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

Used in perfume -- ought to be good. :laugh:

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Hey, look whale vomit! Let's put that in our perfume! ........ Seriously, manufacturers are using some pretty gross products (and byproducts) to make things these days...

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^ The use of whale vomit, ambergris, goes back centuries ;)

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Whale vomit, foreskins, all perfectly good scrapped products :p

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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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That sick is sick

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