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Lucky Couple Finds Precious Lump of Smelly Whale Vomit

It could get them more than $70K

(Newser) - Good fortune has never smelled so bad. The Mirror reports Gary and Angela Williams found a lump of "floating gold"—more accurately described as whale vomit—Sunday while walking on a British beach. It wasn't too hard to find the ambergris, which is both rare and valuable;... More »

A Man and His Dog Uncover Whale Vomit Worth $68K

Ambergris actually isn't a smelly rock...

(Newser) - One British man is poised to become $68,000 richer thanks to his dog's interest in stinky garbage—which, in this case, turned out to be a soccer ball-sized lump of whale vomit, reports the AP . Ken Wilman was walking his dog Madge along a beach in northern England... More »

Boy Finds Whale Vomit Worth Thousands

It's valuable stuff, at least for perfume makers

(Newser) - One whale's upset stomach is about to make an 8-year-old boy in Britain a tidy little profit. The youth found two solidified clumps of whale vomit on a beach, reports Global Post . And as any reader who made it to chapter 92 of Moby Dick remembers, that's valuable... More »

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