Top 10 expensive liquids
In this video we will show you the most expensive liquids on earth and why. From illegal drugs to crabs blood, you won't believe some of these.
10. Scorpion venom
Scorpion venom is valued at a staggering $39,000,000 per gallon! There is only around 25 species of scorpion that are deadly to humans, that's out of a staggering 1750 different species. Scorpions evolved 450 million years ago in the Silurian era. Normally treatment isn't needed for a Scorpion sting if you're a healthy adult, well that is if it isn't from one of the deadly few! Saying that the sting is still very painful, medical attention should be sought if you're a child or an elderly person.
9. King cobra venom
King cobra venom fetches a price tag of $150,000 per gallon. Although this snake has the word 'cobra' in its name, it isn't actually a true cobra! The king is the sole member of its gene pool. Classed as the worlds longest venomous snake, the King cobra can grow up to 5.7 metres. You wouldn't want to be another snake around this guy, as the main prey for the King cobra is, yep you guessed it, other snakes!
8. Lysergic Acid Diethylamide (LSD)
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide or as its commonly known on the drug scene acid, will cost you a whopping $123,000 per gallon. Acid is mainly used as a recreational or spiritual drug that induces a mind altering perception of the uses reality, including images or feelings that are not real. The medical uses for LSD help treat psychiatric conditions in patients.
7. Horseshoe Crab blood
The unusual blue coloured blood from this crab is one of natures miracles, its price tag is $60,000 per gallon. The crabs blood has a very special antibacterial property and is used for medical purposes, such as the testing of medical equipment prior to surgery, and the testing of vaccines to avoid infections. All in all the Horseshoe Crabs blood is one hell of a miracle! And deserves a place in the top 10 expensive liquids list.
6. Chanel No.5
At a price tag of $26,000 per gallon, Chanel No.5 is the most expensive perfume in the world. Created from a collaboration between Coco Chanel and chemist Ernest Bow, the perfume was created in many different batches, but the one that Coco chose was No.5 as it was her favourite number.
Priced at $9,400 per gallon Insulin no wonder its in the top 10 expensive liquids, it is used in the metabolism of fats and carbohydrates in the human body. Although the Pancreas produces insulin, people that suffer from diabetes need the bio synthetic version to regulate the illness.
Mercury is a curious metal as it is the only metal that is a liquid at room temperature. The price of Mercury is $3,400 per gallon. Mercury can be used for many things, such as in thermometers and barometers which we all know, or in vapour form can be used in neon lights as it's a good conductor of electricity.
3. Black printer ink
You wouldn't expect black printer ink to be on this list, but you'll be surprised as it fetches a price of $2,700 per gallon. In the long run the ink actually will cost you more than the printer itself, as it is constantly used even when colour printing.
2. Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)
Its more commonly known name, the date rape drug or GHB, is priced at $2,500 per gallon. GHB is a depressant that naturally occurs in the human nervous system, in its synthetic form it treats conditions such as Insomnia,depression and Narcalepsy, as well as being used as an Anaesthetic.
1. Human Blood
Astonishingly out of these top 10 expensive liquids Human blood is valued at a hefty $1,500 per gallon. The acquiring of blood in itself is not difficult, it's the processing of the blood where the costs lie. The average Human carries over 5 litres of blood in their body, donating blood is easy and by doing so you will save countless lives. Find out the nearest place to donate blood in the UK or the nearest place to donate blood in the USA .