A trio of fishermen in Oman made the catch of a lifetime when they came upon something far more valuable than their normal haul: 176 pounds (80 kilograms) of sperm-whale vomit.
The substance – actually an intestinal secretion called ambergris, though it's known colloquially as "vomit" – could fetch close to US $3 million.
Ambergris, sometimes called "floating gold," is so highly valued because it's a key ingredient in high-end fragrances, helping pricey scents linger longer on human skin.
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According to the Times of Oman, the valuable vomit was found off Qurayat, Oman by fisherman Khalid Al Sinani and two friends. The men spied a floating chunk of ambergris and used ropes to haul it in.
"After we made sure it was ambergris, we started cutting it in order to dry and sell it later," Al Sinani told the site.
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