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"Whale vomit" set to make Chumphon man rich!

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"Whale vomit" set to make Chumphon man rich!

 

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Pocture: Sanook

 

A Chumphon man and his daughter went to the police yesterday with a large lump of whale vomit. 

 

He had found it on the beach 25 years ago and wasn't sure what it was. But he kept it at his house. 

 

Then a visitor told him he was sitting on a gold mine. It was "ambergris" or whale vomit that is highly prized in the perfume industry. 

 

His daughter put a picture of the 11 kilogram lump of congealed puke online. Soon enough a French businessman offered one million baht a kilo if it proves to be genuine. 

 

It will thus be worth 11 million baht. 

 

Wicharn or "Lung Ort" (Uncle Tadpole) 64, went with his 23 year old daughter Wansa "Nong Fon" with their valuable possession in a plastic bag. After finding out how valuable it might be they felt worried and wanted an official report that they were the owners. 

 

Lung Ort said that he used to run a restaurant on the beach in Tha Hin, Sawi district and he found the waxy lump half buried in the sand in 1994. 

 

He wasn't sure what it was but kept it anyway in a cabinet as it looked interesting.

 

Just last week a friend of his son's came from Phuket and told them what it was and that it was very valuable. 

 

Ambergris or "whale vomit" is used in high end fragrances to prolong a perfume's scent. 

 

His daughter immediately put a picture online and the French businessman made his offer, subject to verification of the authenticity of the vomit. 

 

Source: Sanook

 

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2 hours ago, ezzra said:

Unfortunately, no such luck with my GF's vomit after a night out...

Change your GF? Better luck next time?

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2 hours ago, webfact said:

Ambergris or "whale vomit" is used in high end fragrances to prolong a perfume's scent

That's put me off using high end fragrances. 

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..and anything musk as well?

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2 hours ago, ezzra said:

Unfortunately, no such luck with my GF's vomit after a night out...

I'm sure she will be really pleased being referred to as a "whale"

 

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18 minutes ago, seahorse said:

That's put me off using high end fragrances. 

Haha you didn't know what's in the high end perfumes?? Also a lot of things from the butt of certain animals...yup that's right, you rubbed it on your face 5555.

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Uncle Tadpole and Whale Vomit 

You could not write a script for this 🤢:sorry:

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Why did he took it to police is only mystery here

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3 hours ago, Lupatria said:

Whale vomit? I thought that is all plastic by now...

The Ambergris or "whale vomit" was found 25 years ago before the plastic invasion of the oceans.

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4 hours ago, KMartinHandyman said:

She’s hot and ought to bring a few million baht sin sod now that they’re richer.

'my thought exactly but i was thinking more in lines of the father offering dowery to the groom.

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4 hours ago, Xaos said:

Why did he took it to police is only mystery here

No  mystery, clearly stated in the article. "

After finding out how valuable it might be they felt worried and wanted an official report that they were the owners." Wisely, they went as a group (witnesses).

 

 

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