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An eight-year-old boy is looking to bank some big bucks after discovering a valuable piece of whale vomit on a beach in Great Britain.  According to the “Daily Echo” newspaper, the boy, Charlie Naysmith, came across a large yellowed rock on the sands, later discovering with the help of his parents that it was actually a piece of ambergris  —  waste expelled by whales as either vomit or feces.  Ambergris is a valuable commodity in the perfume industry as it helps prolong the scents.  Industry experts say a pound of ambergris can sell for as much as ten-thousand-dollars.  Charlie’s chuck is reportedly estimated at 63-thousand-dollars in value.  His father says he is considering building an animal shelter with the profits, as Charlie is fond of nature.

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08-29-2012 00:14:12

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