Many of us may think that treasures can only be found in boxes of gold, jewelries, or money. Because sometimes we can actually found some in the most unexpected place. Just like this ordinary couple who found something extraordinary. It just happened one day when the couple Gary and Angela Williams from Overton Lancashire, United Kingdom found a foul smelling gray thing at the shore of Middleton Beach in England.
Some people may just ignore it at all but this couple was very curios so they decided to look at that thing at the shore. The couple noticed that it looks like a dinosaur egg because of its size. They really don’t know what that thing was so they decided to take it home and to have someone check it.
Little that they know that the foul smelly thing they found at the shore actually costs millions. After some investigations, the thing was later known to be an “ambergris” or a “whale vomit”. Ambergris is a hard, waxy, and flammable substance with a gray or black color. It was formed inside a whale’s digestive system with a very foul smell. As days passed by the substance changed its smell into an earthly sweet scent. That is why expensive perfume manufacturers by this kind of substances in making their products.
Ambergris have different shapes, colors, and sizes that can actually change as times past by. Some of it can actually be seen just like a simple rock at the shore. But this couple found a 3 1/2 pound ambergris and its estimated cost was about $70,000 or more or less 3 million pesos. Selling of ambergris in United States are prohibited but it was considered as a waste product in countries like United Kingdom. But when you sell such important substance, you can instantly be a millionaire!