Believe It or Not!
When Charlie Naysmith went on a nature stroll with his class, he had no idea the beige stone he found on the beach would be worth $63,000.
Charlie had found ambergris, a goop that sperm whales barf or poop. Pardon me for a moment while I………..EWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!
Okay, now that that is out of the way, let me give you a little more detail. Ambergris is a waxy substance from the intestine of a sperm whale that is used in the making of perfume to prolong the scent, and goes for about $20 a gram. Charlie’s ambergris had been vomited up by a sperm whale who knows how long ago. It could have been washed up for decades before anyone thought to give it a second glance.
The Sweet, sweet, smell
Charlie and his family at first had no clue what the waxy stone was. After a bit of research they discovered it was the expensive perfume additive. They are waiting on a bit more testing before they sell the 1.5lbs piece. Charlie is debating on what to do with his new found riches. He is currently leaning towards building an animal shelter. You’re a better man than me, Charlie. I would have invested in a nice shelter for myself!