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admin 06-Jul-2019

In Thailand

Fisherman discovers valuable whale vomit

Fisherman discovers yellow lump he kept in his shed for five years is whale vomit worth £25,000 – and says he 'really regrets' carving it for fun because it would be worth even more. Suwat Chitchanthuek found the unusual object in Thailand in 2014 and kept it at home for five years. Without knowing its value, he would carve with it a knife when he was bored at his workshop. But when stories of similar finds emerged in the news, 58-year-old Suwat checked his find and realized it was a lump of ambergris, a rare ingredient used in fine perfume.