Yes, it is possible to become a millionaire by fishing sperm whale vomit

No, not all vomits are equal. That of the sperm whale reports strangely more than all the others. In Oman, three fishermen found more than three million dollars of ambergris.

Did you know that every morning you sprinkled a lot with sperm whale vomit? And that this same vomit was worth a fortune? The gray amber, obtained from the intestinal secretions of the sperm whale, is one of the flagship components of the perfume: it allows to fix the scents in time.

Fortunately for us, after a few days out of the intestines of its owner, said vomit loses its nauseating odor and solidifies.

Gray amber. Adam Partridge Auctioneers & Valuers

Problem, the vomit of sperm whale, it is not found in all the corners of streets. Once rejected by the mammal, the precious substance floats on the surface of the water, but soon gets lost in the ocean before a lucky human can get hold of it.

In the right place, at the right time

Needless to say, when three fishermen discovered several pounds of viscous liquid, they have never been so happy to come face to face with vomit. Off the coast of Oman, Khalid Al Sinani and two of his friends brought more than 80 kilos of ambergris into their nets, reports the Times of Oman newspaper.


The value of the lot is estimated at three million dollars, or approximately 2.75 million euros. A Saudi trader has already made an offer to fishermen to more than $ 2.8 million (2.5 million euros).

So you know what you have to do: become a buddy with a sperm whale and make him drink outrageously.

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