11 Feb '12, 2pm

How finding sperm whale poop can help you retire

If you were asked to picture a treasure-hunting beachcomber, you'd probably imagine an old man wielding a metal detector and oversized earphones, shoveling for pennies left in the sand by careless tourists. You probably wouldn't think such an activity would make a lucrative retirement plan. But leftover change and lost jewelry aren't the only kinds of treasure that occasionally get buried on the beach. A small but elite group of professional beachcombing bandits know to look for something much more valuable: a solid, waxy, little-known "gemstone" called ambergris. "It’s beyond comprehension how beautiful it is," Mandy Aftel, a perfumer in Berkeley, Calif., and an ambergris enthusiast, told Bloomberg BusinessWeek . "It’s transformative. There’s a shimmering quality to it. It reflects light with its smell. It’s like an olfactory gemstone." It's also poop. Sperm whale poop, t...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/animals/stories/how-find...

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