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British Boy Stumbles Upon Extremely Valuable Whale Vomit
thepostgame.com ^ | August. 29, 2012 | Robbie Levin

Posted on 08/29/2012 3:16:12 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

One whale's trash is an 8-year-old boy's treasure.

Charlie Naysmith was walking along the beach at Hengistbury Head in southern Britain when he picked up a large object that looked and felt like a stone.

As it turned out, that object was actually a piece of ambergris, a substance which is regurgitated by sperm whales. Ambergris is used to prolong the scent of perfume, and therefore is extremely valuable.

The vomit, which weighs a little more than one pound, could be worth as much as $63,000.

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1 posted on 08/29/2012 3:16:16 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Milk and honey - Bovine glandular excretion and bee vomit.


2 posted on 08/29/2012 3:27:07 PM PDT by cripplecreek (What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul?)
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To: cripplecreek

mmmmMMmmmm I love bee vomit


3 posted on 08/29/2012 3:28:28 PM PDT by Mr. K ("The spread of evil is the symptom of a vacuum [of good]")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Put it on Ebay.


4 posted on 08/29/2012 3:29:08 PM PDT by Libloather (The epitome of civility.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Ambergris was the answer to the extra credit question on written test in knife skills-fish section of culinary school. I was amazed I speeled it korrectly and got the extra points. ;)

/johnny

5 posted on 08/29/2012 3:29:30 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another one of those sentences that has probably never been stated before.


6 posted on 08/29/2012 3:33:29 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Yeah, but you sort of HAVE to click on the link...


7 posted on 08/29/2012 3:34:13 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: JRandomFreeper

Extra poynts for spelling are always gud. /s


8 posted on 08/29/2012 3:34:22 PM PDT by ken in texas (I was taught to respect my elders but it keeps getting harder to find any.)
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To: Libloather
Photobucket
9 posted on 08/29/2012 3:35:57 PM PDT by NCDave (AKA, "That idiot over there")
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To: Free ThinkerNY

We’re not really sure whose vomit it was...

/Spinal Tap


10 posted on 08/29/2012 3:38:40 PM PDT by Norm Lenhart
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To: NCDave

It’s a shame to learn that about Ebay. I’ll need to rethink my business model....


11 posted on 08/29/2012 3:39:23 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder
Another one of those sentences that has probably never been stated before.

In english maybe... But I'll bet it's been said in japanese before. ;)

/johnny

12 posted on 08/29/2012 3:40:24 PM PDT by JRandomFreeper (Gone Galt)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

British Boy Buys Basketballs with Spewed Sperm Whale Load


13 posted on 08/29/2012 3:41:26 PM PDT by Bronco_Buster_FweetHyagh (I cling to guns and religion.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

"...after a few egg salad heroes and a six pack I could make this kid delirious"

14 posted on 08/29/2012 3:44:40 PM PDT by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: Attention Surplus Disorder

Actually there’s a Zarathustrian text where Mazda gives 7 wise men and 7 animals the ability to communicate for one evening because the animals are pissed about the way human beings are treating them.

The argument is along the lines of what makes mankind so great that they can mistreat the natural world. One of the men states “because we clothe ourselves and have fine foods”. I think it’s the fox that replies you clothe yourselves because for some reason you’re embarrassed about the bodies God gave you...we are not. And your sweetest, fine food is nothing but bee vomit.

I read that over 20 years ago and never forgot it.


15 posted on 08/29/2012 3:53:41 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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To: Psycho_Bunny

I’ve often considered how very proud of their little coats my cats have consistently been. They’re issued one little coat at birth; they must wear that little coat every day, and take wonderful care of it - always cleaning it.


16 posted on 08/29/2012 4:09:34 PM PDT by Twinkie (John 3:16)
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To: Norm Lenhart

You can’t dust for vomit...


17 posted on 08/29/2012 4:11:44 PM PDT by andy58-in-nh (America does not need to be organized: it needs to be liberated.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Man, some people have all the luck! I've walked along beaches hundreds of times and never once came upon any valuable whale vomit.

Did almost get crapped on by a seagull, though!

18 posted on 08/29/2012 4:32:36 PM PDT by mellow velo (Oxymorons: jumbo shrimp, rap music, liberal think-tank)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I saw a recent storage auction show where they found some in a locker, but it’s illegal to sell in the US. How selling a whale’s vomit is going to hurt the whales is unclear, but that’s the government for you.


19 posted on 08/29/2012 4:34:38 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: cripplecreek
Milk and honey - Bovine glandular excretion and bee vomit.

I make a point of regularly presenting my wife with the severed sexual organs of certain plants. (alias flowers)

20 posted on 08/29/2012 4:37:59 PM PDT by PapaBear3625 (A deep-fried storm is coming, Mr Obama.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Inspector: Forget your sales! We’ve got to protect the public! Now what about this one, number five, it was number five, wasn’t it? Number five: Ram’s Bladder Cup. (beat) Now, what sort of confectionery is that?

Mr. Hilton: Oh, we use only the finest juicy chunks of fresh Cornish Ram’s bladder, emptied, steamed, flavoured with sesame seeds, whipped into a fondue, and garnished with lark’s vomit.

Inspector: LARK’S VOMIT?!?!?

Mr. Hilton: Correct.

Inspector: It doesn’t say anything here about lark’s vomit!

Mr. Hilton: Ah, it does, on the bottom of the box, after ‘monosodium glutamate’.

Inspector: I hardly think that’s good enough! I think it’s be more appropriate if the box bore a great red label: ‘WARNING: LARK’S VOMIT!!!’

Mr. Hilton: Our sales would plummet!


21 posted on 08/29/2012 4:42:55 PM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Sorry, reporter, but whales do not vomit ambergris. It is made in a lower stomach and the impaction of squid beaks is either expelled when the whale is dead and the carcass eviscerated by scavengers and the elements or -more rarely - small pieces may break free and pass - though not through the mouth. It would certainly be helpful if writers who call themselves reporters would do a bit of research once-in-a-while and stop advancing this “vomit” falsehood.
22 posted on 08/29/2012 5:42:01 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: Hugin
I saw a recent storage auction show where they found some in a locker, but it’s illegal to sell in the US. How selling a whale’s vomit is going to hurt the whales is unclear, but that’s the government for you.

Person on that show should've done his research: that law was removed in recent years due to ambergris being not in any way endangering to sperm whales.

23 posted on 08/29/2012 5:47:06 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: YankeeinOkieville

They took it to a museum, and the guy ther told them what it was and also told them it was illegal to sell, so they donated it to the museum. Either the guy didn’t know the law was changed, or he scammed them!


24 posted on 08/29/2012 6:19:49 PM PDT by Hugin ("Most times a man'll tell you his bad intentions, if you listen and let yourself hear."---Open Range)
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To: Hugin
Either the guy didn’t know the law was changed, or he scammed them!

Or the museum scammed him. If they (the museum) truly did not understand the law then shame on them.

25 posted on 08/29/2012 6:46:46 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: YankeeinOkieville
Actually there are different grades of Ambergris. Grey is the most suitable for use in fine perfumery. Normally the Ambergris in macerated in ethyl alcohol 4 ounces to 128 ounces. Now the truth is that ambergris is not used in fragrances for years. Synthetics have replaced it's use. But it is nice to see that Ambergris is still found floating about.
26 posted on 08/29/2012 7:18:05 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Doc91678
ow the truth is that ambergris is not used in fragrances for years. Synthetics have replaced it's use

1 - Generalizations are generally wrong (including this absurd assertion) 2 - Ambrox will never come close enough for les monsieurs de 31 rue Cambon et autres nez particulier

27 posted on 08/29/2012 8:16:59 PM PDT by YankeeinOkieville (Obamanation [oh-bom-uh-nay-shuhn] n. -- ignorance and arrogance in the highest offices)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Ah yes, nothing seduces the senses like the scent of...whale puke.


28 posted on 08/29/2012 9:33:05 PM PDT by Trod Upon (Obama: Making the Carter malaise look good. Misery Index in 3...2...1)
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To: Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage

Ping


29 posted on 08/29/2012 11:52:16 PM PDT by Cymbaline ("Allahu Akbar": Arabic for "Nothing To See Here" - Mark Steyn)
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To: YankeeinOkieville
Who said anything about Ambrox? I was commenting on the use of Ambergris in the manufacture of perfumes. There have been many “fixeur” chemicals manufactured throughout the years. Ethylene Brassylate comes to mind, Ambrettolide and many other chemicals manufactured by companies like IFF, Firmenich, Givaudan, and others fragrance manufacturers. The object is to create a fragrance with long lasting effects. If you will notice I indicated a cheap to high end chemical used in the industry.
30 posted on 08/30/2012 1:34:17 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: YankeeinOkieville
Who said anything about Ambrox? I was commenting on the use of Ambergris in the manufacture of perfumes. There have been many “fixeur” chemicals manufactured throughout the years. Ethylene Brassylate comes to mind, Ambrettolide and many other chemicals manufactured by companies like IFF, Firmenich, Givaudan, and others fragrance manufacturers. The object is to create a fragrance with long lasting effects. If you will notice I indicated a cheap to high end chemical used in the industry.
31 posted on 08/30/2012 1:34:26 PM PDT by Doc91678 (Doc91678)
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To: Doogle
This may beat the 5,000 y/o gum found by Brit student.


32 posted on 08/30/2012 1:51:59 PM PDT by Daffynition (Our forefathers would be shooting by now.)
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To: Cymbaline

Thanks for the ping. I have a farm on a bay in the North Channel between Ireland and the UK. There are 6 species of whales that pass by in the narrows. I bet I have tons of whale vomit on the beach down there.

I’m rich!!


33 posted on 08/30/2012 2:21:05 PM PDT by Mountain Bike Vomit Carnage (You had me at 'Meat Tornado'.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Things like this beg me to wonder what the first person was thinking when he picked up some whale vomit and thought to himself, “I wonder if this would help me make a better perfume?”


34 posted on 08/30/2012 2:35:35 PM PDT by OB1kNOb (Vote for Paul Ryan 2012...... oh, and that other guy running on his ticket that's not Obama.)
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