Thursday, January 31, 2013

Man Finds $118,000 Dollars Worth Of Whale Puke

"Lancashire resident Ken Wilman discovered the 3kg lump while out walking his boxer dog Madge on Morecambe beach.
‘I didn’t actually realise what it was at first, I couldn’t understand why Madge was so interested in it,’ he explained. ‘It smelled horrible.’
‘I left it, came back home and looked it up on the internet. When I saw how much it could be worth, I went back to the beach and grabbed it!'"

This whale puke is called Ambergris.  According to Wiki: "Freshly produced ambergris has a marine, fecal odor. However, as it ages, it acquires a sweet, earthy scent commonly likened to the fragrance of rubbing alcohol without the vaporous chemical astringency.[2] The principal historical use of ambergris was as a fixative in perfumery, though it has now been largely displaced by synthetics."

Now a lot more people can put whale puke perfume on,  how nice.  I do wish I found it though! :)

Read the whole story HERE

4 comments:

Gabriel said...

i once found a shiny rock at the beach...
it was worthless. some guys have all the luck.

David said...

Aye, but you never know when lady luck is gonna strike. :)

Gabriel said...

I survived 2 near-death experiences in my life, so I can't complain :)

David said...

Me too, at LEAST that many. I really should learn how to focus on that when I'm on a 'bad' mood though.