You Found What??

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What do you think the $63,000 item the boy found is? Find out at the at the link.
     Posted By: patty - Tue Aug 28, 2012
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You know the drill, what were your guesses folks?
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 08/28/12 at 08:40 PM
My first thought was a truffle...

At least I had the right idea to follow the nose... or at least my pet pig Rover's nose anyway...
Posted by Fluffy Bunny Slippers on 08/28/12 at 10:58 PM
I went for a mineral. I've not heard of this stuff in a long, long time.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 08/29/12 at 12:57 AM
I thought some mineral also.
However, the weird factor possibilities here are endless... that he's holding it close to his face... that it's used in perfume... that we KNOW it can be used in perfume... that after learning this women will STILL use perfume... etc, etc, etc.
Posted by Todd on 08/29/12 at 07:22 AM
I was headed in the right direction, i.e. something (nominally) disgusting from a large animal However, I was thinking fossilized dinosaur poop.
Posted by Frank on 08/29/12 at 07:56 AM
There are people who hunt for this stuff on a regular basis. Yes, it is still used in the perfumery trade - check the perfume counter at one of the fancy Champs Elysees department stores and you'll find it available. IIRC its main use is to prolong the effect of the scents blended in the perfume.

And what's inside that lump? Squid beaks, generally.
Posted by KDP on 08/29/12 at 09:26 AM
Whale vomit
Posted by Son on 09/03/12 at 01:34 AM
Ambergris
Posted by essie on 09/06/12 at 12:08 PM
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