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Just because something's gross doesn't mean it isn't valuable. Case in point: Whale vomit. A man taking his dog for a walk on the beach came across a pile of (maybe! hopefully!) whale regurgitation. Now he could stand to make more than $50,000 from the find.

Who would pay tens of thousands of dollars for whale excrement? The perfume industry, of course. The substance, while foul smelling when it first hits land, becomes much more pleasant as it dries in the sun

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Didn't a story like this pop up a few months ago?

Are whales vomiting more often now? :|

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^ Yes -- I posted it.

Whales are probably vomiting more, from humans polluting the oceans.

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Ambergris isn't produced because the sperm whale is sick, from dirty water or otherwise, it's a leftover from their biliary duct digestive secretions (origins: liver & pancreas.)

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Who would have ever thought vomit would be worth so much?

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One of several "interesting" things used in health & beauty products.

Simethicone - intestinal gas treatment, used on hair

Placental extract - human and animal, used in skin & hair products

Breast milk - in high end soaps (illegal in some states)

Crushed Cochineal beetles - red lipsticks & blushes

Infant foreskins - high end collagen skin cream

Bull semen - hair treatments, esp. in Europe

Tallow - animal fats rendered from slaughterhouses, collected roadkill, lab animals, euthanized pets etc., skin conditioners, lipsticks, eye shadows

Chicken bone marrow - face creams, moisturizers

Capsaicin - aka pepper spray, used in warming lotions and creams, especially those in sex lotions

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