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Weird News Wednesday – Boy Find Whale Vomit Worth Thousands

WTF Wednesday – Weird News Wednesday

A Bowl of Ambergris or: Whale Excrement

According to NBC:

Charlie Naysmith stumbled upon the loaf-sized lump at Hengistbury Head, on the southern coast of England, the Bournemouth Echo reported over the weekend.

As far as Charlie was concerned, it was just a seaside curiosity. But after doing some research, he and his family determined that the curious lump could be worth somewhere between £10,000 and £40,000 ($15,850 to $63,350).

“We have discovered it is quite rare and are waiting for some more information from marine biology experts,” the boy’s father, Alex, told the Echo.

Dude, I want a pet whale, so I can harvest its excrement for money.

According to the wikipedia page for the substance called amebergris, which can come out of either end of the whale, Moby Dick had an entire chapter dedicated to the stuff. Remind me to never read Moby Dick. Or stand in front of a whale anus.