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  • geegeequilts
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    Re: Wednesday Trivia: Ambergris 🐳

    I agree with Monique.

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  • Monique
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    Someone whose smeller wasn't working right!!

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    Wednesday Trivia: Ambergris 🐳

    Sperm whales eat squid and cuttlefish, whose hard body parts irritate the whales' stomachs.

    For protection, the whales produce a waxy substance called ambergris, which coats their stomachs and helps them digest their food. Eventually, the whales poop the ambergris into the ocean, where it might be harvested as an ingredient for making fine perfume.



    Although ambergris mellows as it ages, initially it smells awful. Ambergris takes years to form and only produced by 1% of sperm whales. Ambergris is rare; once expelled by a whale, it often floats for years before making landfall. Sperm whales can live from 60-70 years.



    Who decided it would enhance the aroma of perfume is anyone's guess.
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