Wednesday, February 01, 2006

If You are Looking for a Lucrative Summer Job...

...try scavaging for whale vomit, which apparently can net you $20,000 per kilogram due to its use in perfumes.

(Source: Newmark's Door)

5 comments:

Kind Kimberly Burky said...

well, since I'm at home waiting to go to the doctor while I should be in econ, I decided to do something economical-- like comment on the blog. I think that I would be willing to search for anything for $20,000 a kilogram! However, the profit in this job comes mainly by luck. There is no efficient way to find whale vomit, which I guess is why this vocation is particularly lucrative! So although I might not go out of my way next time I'm at the beach to search for sperm whale vomit, if I happen to find a shiny, waxy sediment, I will MOST DEF take it to my local ecologist for the big bucks.

Gregory Bylos said...

Haha, this is awesome. And another great reason to save the whales. (yes Devin I am a big treehugger). Anyway, I wonder whether aquariums collect the whale vommit for this purpose. I hope they don't give them stuff to just to make them vommit. I was wondering how Seaworld got its funding...

Nic Neinken said...

I hear a Econ project... How much is a sperm whale? JK. Anyways, this is incredible. I'm curious as to how rare this ambergis is, and if it is as expensive when it is still gross smelly whale vomit? There unfortunatley is no way to make a solid consistent profit off of this because it is all luck, so this would make a bad summer job as it could return nothing. Thanks for the offer though!

Anonymous said...

$20,000 is not a bad pay check. but my question is hoe exactly does one go about finding whale vomit. it doesn't sould like an easy task. although the pay is high finding whale vomit sounds difficult and not very fun. It is unliekly i would manage to find any whale vomit in which case i would get no money. i think i would pass on that job.

erin clay

slimlim said...

how to make a whale vomit is easily done. Just feed him a ring of german fleischwurst and he willl kotz him to death