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Boy Discovers Whale Vomit Worth $63K *pic*

Posted by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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Icky, but precious: a piece of whale vomit which is worth 63,000 dollars? It seems unbelievable but it’s true.

An 8-year-old boy from the British town of Bournemouth found a piece of whale vomit which has an estimated value of $63,000.

Charlie Naysmith was strolling the Hengistbury Head beach when he found something that looked like a yellow-beige stone with a waxy appearance, reported the Daily Echo.

Helped by his parents, the kid actually found out that stone he discovered on the beach is amber, a substance that is regurgitated or excreted by whales.

Amber is absolutely necessary in the fragrance industry to extend flavors. Therefore 500 g of amber costs $10,000, and the piece that Charlie found is estimated at over $60,000.

The boy is very keen on nature and wishes to use the money earned from selling the amber, for building a shelter for animals.

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ETA:  I watched the video on the link and it says another couple found the same thing a couple of years back.   Theirs was worth almost $295k!!!!

by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:32 PM
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3greatkids751
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:34 PM
5 moms liked this

 I'm in the wrong f'n business lol..

alwayskk
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:35 PM

Wow.

I_Do_It_All
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:36 PM
7 moms liked this
changing my major... to whale vomit hunter.
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laurag8707
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM

 wow that is awesome wish I could be so damn lucky lol

ChelleBoo23
by Bronze Member on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:37 PM
Right lol

Quoting I_Do_It_All:

changing my major... to whale vomit hunter.
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Apollos82
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM
It's called Ambergris, actually.
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AmandaMaeBell
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:38 PM

It looks like a rock to me!  If I had found it, I never would have thought.  Good for that kid.

Bknotnobody
by Sadie on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Wow.
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waitWHAT
by on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:39 PM
Mmmm looks like bread.
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mstricey
by Platinum Member on Aug. 29, 2012 at 11:40 PM
Thank you!!


Quoting 3greatkids751:

 I'm in the wrong f'n business lol..


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