Animal IQ

Why Perfume Makers Love Constipated Whales

Perfume makers have used ambergris, a gross-looking substance with an animalistic odor, for centuries. They'd find hunks of it on the ocean's surface or seafloor, but didn't know where it came from—until now. Whale butts. Warning: the following video isn't for the squeamish.

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Your Perfume Is Thanks To Whale Poop

Written by Curiosity Staff March 9, 2017