31 Aug '12, 9pm

Lucky Boy Finds Whale Vomit (Or Poop) Worth $60,000

Lucky Boy Finds Whale Vomit (Or Poop) Worth $60,000

Getting kids outside is one of my passions, but I never dreamed it could make them rich! Eight-year-old Charlie Naysmith, of Christchurch, England, was walking on the beach at nearly Hengistbury Head, in the county of Dorset, England, this week, when he found a waxy-looking rock and decided to take it home. That’s when he and his dad discovered that Charlie’s find was ambergris, and could be worth between $16,000 and $63,000, the Daily Echo of Southampton, England, reported Thursday. From the BBC : He said that when he first found it he thought it was a “normal stone”. But after looking it up on the internet with his father, Alex, they discovered that it was likely to be a rare form of vomit from a sperm whale. Ambergris is found in the innards of the sperm whale and used in perfumes after it has been vomited up. It is sought after because of its rarity and can float on th...

Full article: http://www.care2.com/causes/ambergris-lucky-boy-finds-wha...

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