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Guy Finds Chunk of Poop on the Beach That Could Be Worth Almost 300K

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People will pay anything to smell it

Ambergris means “grey amber.” It’s made when a sperm whale ingests something hard like the beak of a squid, and the whale’s intestines coat the hard object with a thick, waxy substance to be able to pass it with ease. The waxy stone comes out with fecal matter, but some people believe it can also travel back through the intestines to be vomited out.

As unappetizing as that sounds, the matter is worth a lot of money because people throughout history have found it have an alluring scent and distinct, incredible taste. It’s rare, but apparently some has recently turned up on shore!

chunks of ambergris

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