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    Default Whale Puke Pays Big-Big

    Who knew? And how did they find out? I have a new hobby.

    http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow...165619292.html

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    Dang, no whales in the Gulf of Mexico!

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    It's illegal to sell, use in products, or even possess I'm pretty sure (like Eagle and other birds of prey feathers and stuff), ambergris here in the US, it's because of the endangered status of the Sperm Whale.

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    You can't even keep and Eagle feather if you found one. You have to turn it in. (Unless you are from certain Native American tribes)

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    Whales were once killed specifically for their ambergris. (Their meat was also consumed and the blubber melted down for all kinds of uses.)
    Ambergris is now (mostly) chemically reproduced for the perfume industry, although there are reports I've read of ambergris being sold on the black market to French parfumeurs by Japanese whalers. Whaling isn't illegal in Japan.

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    Selling whale vomit and collecting eagle feathers is against the law... Sounds like something thrown out of the script of a Monty Python movie, doesn't it?

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    I saw this article, and I knew exactly what it was because I'd read Jitterbug Perfume. Did anyone else read that? I don't know that I've read anything else by the same author, but I remember reading that book and wishing I could crawl into it and smell everything the characters were smelling...

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    When is cat puke going to pay the big bucks? Dammit. Cat puke has got to be worth something.

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    Default Re: Whale Puke Pays Big-Big

    Quote Originally Posted by Dana Jean View Post
    When is cat puke going to pay the big bucks? Dammit. Cat puke has got to be worth something.




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    It could be a movement..well you know, um, of a sort.

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