Anorak | Man unearths £100,000’s worth of whale puke

Man unearths £100,000’s worth of whale puke

by | 31st, January 2013

VOMIT. You might think it is absolutely worthless, but not everyone does. Specifically, we’re talking about whale puke here and no, it isn’t some kind of Norwegian delicacy, but something more surprising.

Before you start going on the hunt for whale’s vomit, first be aware of what it is. Basically, it looks like a rock and smells like faeces. Still interested? Well, one chap found a great clump of it and it could well be worth in advance of £100,000.

Whale puke, or ambergris if you prefer, is a hugely sought after ingredient and is used in perfumes such as Chanel No.5. Next time a perfume counter woman from Chanel sprays you, you can shriek at them about floating whale vomit.

Either way, Ken Wilman discovered a 3kg lump while

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