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Friday 24 Mar 2006: Ambergris
Ambergris, a solid, fatty, flammable substance found floating in the World's oceans, has long been used in the production of perfumes and is worth up to 17 Euros-a-gramme. It originates in the abdomen of sperm whales, but the excrement (which could be crudely described as whale vomit) only attains its pleasant fragrance after having floated around for several years.

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