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Ambergris

Man Finds Smelly Whale Treasure

The Huffington Post | Andres Jauregui | Posted 02.02.2013 | Green

An unemployed British man might soon be "stinking" rich after he found a 6-pound lump of ambergris on a Lancashire beach. Ken Wilman was walking h...

Perfume From Sweat? That's One Artist's Stinky Plan

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 09.06.2012 | Weird News

A new perfume is sure to raise a stink from fashionistas because it's going to be made from sweat. Not just any sweat, mind you, but the sweat from...

GROSS PROFITS: Boy Finds Piece Of Whale Vomit Worth $63,000

Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.28.2012 | Weird News

An 8-year-old boy in Bournemouth, Great Britain, may have some gross profits after finding a piece of whale vomit that may be worth $63,000. Charli...

Magical Lake Tahoe Inspires The Last Romanov

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 10.15.2012 | Arts
Dora Levy Mossanen

Having spent my formative years in a country where poetry, myth and superstition are woven into the fabric of everyday life, these elements find their way into my stories. The Last Romanov is no exception.

They Put WHAT In Perfume?

Christopher Kemp | Posted 05.03.2012 | Books
Christopher Kemp

For more than a year, I trudged along remote, windswept coastlines, visiting metropolitan beaches and remote islands, as I tried to find even the smallest fragrant nugget of ambergris. Along the way, I met and interviewed perfumers, organic chemists, oceanographers and historians.

Why Is Sperm Whale Poop So Valuable?

Posted 02.16.2012 | Green

From Mother Nature Network's Bryan Nelson: If you were asked to picture a treasure-hunting beachcomber, you'd probably imagine an old man wielding ...

Ambergris: Dragon Spittle Fragrance

Dora Levy Mossanen | Posted 01.18.2012 | Weird News
Dora Levy Mossanen

During the early stages of research for my forthcoming novel, The Last Romanov, I came across more than a few fascinating natural wonders, but none as mesmerizing as ambergris and its origin.