a blog by Big Red
A few days ago, a UK couple walking the shores of Middleton Sands Beach in Lancashire, England, noticed a foul smell and traced it down. They came upon this massive chunk of whale vomit, which if you did not know, whale vomit is super valuable. Let's take a look at why this puke is worth so much money.
Discovery News - A couple in the United Kingdom, out for a stroll on a beach, got a lot more to show for their walk than a bit of exercise. They found a chunk of whale vomit that could net them a nice chunk of cash.
According to Mirror Online, Gary and Angela Williams, from Lancashire, noticed a foul smell on Middleton Sands Beach, close to Morecambe Bay. They traced the odor to its source and came upon the unusual item.
The reason whale vomit is worth anything at all, let alone able to fetch a nice price, is that the fragrance industry prizes it for its ability to help scents like perfume hang around longer.
Mirror Online reports that the couple is currently negotiating with several interested parties over the lump, which weighs about 3.5 pounds (1.57 kilograms).
How much could they get for their odoriferous beach find? According to the site, a chunk of whale vomit about twice the size of the new find was valued at almost US$170,000 (about 120,000 pounds). The present chunk is thought to be worth in the neighborhood of US$70,000 (nearly 50,000 pounds).
I had no idea women's perfume was made with whale puke, but it honestly doesn't surprise me. In addition to whale puke, many perfumes use whale urine and feces in addition to the whale puke. Hilarious to know that women are spraying themselves with Whale puke and piss. Next time a girl puts on too much perfume you got a perfect chirp to hit her with.
More importantly, now that I know what Whale Puke looks like I'll always keep an eye out for it. I can't believe how much money this whale puke is worth. I wonder how much puke goes into each bottle, and how many bottles of perfume can be made with this large chunk of whale puke. I'm sure I'm not the only person with this question, but do whales really puke out large balls of shit? Like how come the whales puke stays so solid? If any readers are marine biologists tweet us some whale puke facts @ForTheBoys_Blog
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