- A man with limited means has found a valuable wax named grey amber while he was at the beach to find recyclable waste
- Surachet Chanchu upon spotting the substance rushed home with it to show it to his family and conduct simple tests
- It is estimated that the price of the size of the lump found is more than ¢4 million
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A middle-aged man from a humble background who was on the beach to find recyclable waste bumped into whale vomit containing valuable ambergris.
A news report by Dailymail.co.uk indicates that the giant waxy lump weighs about 17kg and is estimated to be worth over ¢4 million.
According to the lucky man named Surachet Chanchu who hails from Southern Thailand, he was walking on the shore when he spotted the lump and was struck immediately.
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He saw an instant resemblance to the valuable whale vomit and drew closer to take a better look at it. Every form of examination he conducted revealed his suspicion might be right.
Surachet Chanchu decided to take the lump home and showed it to his family members who were all excited about the news.
They all gathered together around the lump and conducted the best test they knew, which was to match a light close to the lump and sense the smell.
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The simple test produces a pleasant smell with ambergris which is otherwise known as grey amber. True to their belief, the wax then melted and gave off a pleasant, musky smell, indicating that it was likely to be the prized ambergris.
Ambergris is a waxy substance formed in the digestive tracts of whales and a sought-after ingredient in the perfume industry.
According to experts, lumps of ambergris can sometimes float in the ocean for more than 100 years.
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The valuable substance is formed from a secretion of the bile duct in the intestines of the sperm whale. The liquid then solidifies in the ocean and matures over many years.
It is quite rare to be as lucky as Surachet Chanchu who found a valuable lump but he is not alone.
Earlier, YEN.com.gh reported that a 48-year-old man from Uganda by name Joe Rwamirama has been hired following an amazing discovery that his fart kills mosquitoes in his township.
According to official reports, Joe Rwamirama has been a known figure in his locality as he keeps doing the town the favour of getting rid of mosquitoes in the area with his fart.
It is reported that Joe Rwamirama's fart is able to kill mosquitoes in a very wide area indicated as far as a 6-mile radius.
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