How much did icy find bring England man?
Published: Thursday, January 31, 2013
Updated: Friday, February 1, 2013 22:02
England native Ken Wilman's dog sniffed out and uncovered frozen whale vomit on the shores of Morecambe beach this week.
According to a Yahoo report, the putrid find will haul in close to $50,000 to be used in...perfume.
The substance, while foul smelling when it first hits land, becomes much more pleasant as it dries in the sun—and can be used to help prolong the scent of perfume.”
At first Wilman was weary of what his dog intently was sniffing at, after a quick browse on the internet, the England beachgoer went back to retrieve the seven-pound frozen block of vomit.
“When I picked it up and smelled it, I put it back down again and I thought 'urgh,” Wilman said to the BBC.
According to Yahoo news, a French dealer has already offered Wilman $50,000, which is uncommon for such finds.
Last year, an 8-year-old boy found a one-pound piece of ambergris that was expected to bring in up to $63,000. And in 2006, a man in South Australia found a whopping 32.5-pound piece of ambergris. Estimated value: $300,000.
Now walking the dog won’t be a chore anymore.