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‘Whale Vomit’ Potentially Worth $70,000

A stinky “rock” found by a British couple who were taking a stroll on the beach in northwest England could be worth up to $70,000. Many are calling the rock “whale vomit,” but in fact it’s ambergris, a valuable substance used to make perfume keep its fragrance longer on the skin. “Ambergris is definitely not vomit,” Christopher Kemp, author of “Floating Gold: A Natural (and Unnatural) History of Ambergris,” told CNN. “It’s more like poop, and it comes from the same place as poop, but...

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