Did you know that your version of Internet Explorer is out of date?
To get the best possible experience using our website we recommend downloading one of the browsers below.

Internet Explorer 10, Firefox, Chrome, or Safari.

ambergrisambergris

UK Boy Finds Valuable Piece of Whale Vomit

Like us on Facebook:
The current article you are reading does not reflect the views of the current editors and contributors of the new Ecorazzi

Using vomit to make the world a better place for animals? That’s got to be a first.

Charlie Naysmith, an 8-year-old boy, discovered a mysterious chunk of matter resembling a rock on the Hengistbury Head beach near Bournemouth in the United Kingdom. Unlike the common rock, however, the waxy, sweet-smelling material Naysmith found is actually whale vomit, otherwise known as ambergris. While the average person would likely have no interest in vomit of any kind, ambergris is a hot commodity for perfumers because it can help maintain and lengthen a perfume’s scent.

What makes this story remarkable, rather than simply weird, is the fact that this vomit is estimated to be worth as much as £40,000. More remarkable still is that the animal-loving Naysmith hopes to open an animal rescue center with the money he receives from the sale of the ambergris.

Photo credit: Peter Kaminski, Creative Commons.

Like us on Facebook:
0 Comments
  • Chiaki

    I am so pleased of this young boy’s intention !! (^O^)/

blood

Study finds vegan blood is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells

Blood taken from vegans is 8 times more effective at killing cancer cells!

thumbsup

Daycares in Finland are going vegan

A year-long vegan food trial is coming to Helsinki.

fight

Verbally abusing your vegan friends isn’t edgy, it’s just being a bully

If you’re a vegan who has had to deal with this, and especially if you come from a background of being abused in other ways, you are absolutely not alone