Skip to comments.Man finds valuable whale vomit on beach
Posted on 02/01/2013 11:20:44 AM PST by JoeProBono
MORECAMBE, England, A British man said he was walking his dog on the beach when the canine discovered a lump of whale vomit -- also known as ambergris -- worth some $158,550.
Ken Wilman said his boxer, Madge, discovered the smelly lump on a Morecambe, England, beach and an online search identified the 6-pound object as ambergris, an ingredient in perfume that could be worth as much as $158,550, The Mirror reported Thursday.
"It smelled horrible. I left it, came back home and looked it up on the Internet," Wilman said. "When I saw how much it could be worth, I went back and grabbed it. It is like walking on the beach and finding a bag of 50,000 pounds [$79,275] in cash."
Wilman said he will send a sample of the lump to France to verify it is authentic ambergris, vomit from a sperm whale.
When you searched the internet for this story, did you Google “whale vomit” or “whale puke”?
OK, I'm on a safe thread now where I won't get physically nauseous.
Whoops, I lied about it being safe, it's about BO "skeet shooting".... I might split my sides and break some ribs laughing...
Not safe for work (or dungeons).
Ewww, sick, I’m leaving.
Twas Darks coffee....
Well........we have climate change here......10°.......
You gotta love a theory that acatually explains all temperatures and weather conditions.......
Stupid Commies, don’t get me started on that one. If Bill Gates and crew weren’t playing weather games, esp in Land of Enchantment, we wouldn’t have as much “climate change.”
Why is it so windy here?
Because AZ blows and Texas sucks.........