What comes to your mind with the phrase “the most expensive liquids in the world”? Perhaps molten gold or another noble metal? In fact, there are more expensive liquids in the world, and in this rating we will tell you about them. Since the selection is based on data from foreign publications, the price is indicated in dollars per gallon (from 3.7 to 4.5 liters, depending on the country of use).
10. Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid (GHB) It will cost $2,210 per gallon.
This natural oxyacid is a very expensive medicine that is not legally permitted in a number of countries due to its strong psychoactive properties. The salt of GHB – sodium oxybutyrate – is considered to be a drug of rapists, with which they influence the victim. This salt has no color and smell, so it is not recognized when added to a drink. And some athletes use GHB to increase the level of growth hormone. In medicine, GHB is used to treat conditions such as insomnia, narcolepsy, as well as for the treatment of alcoholism.
9. Nail polish A gallon of high-quality nail polish costs $2205.
No one will deny that nail polish is a rather expensive liquid, but, fortunately, only a small amount of it is required for one use. Regular premium brands charge about $2,200 per gallon, and some luxury brands charge much larger amounts. It’s funny that nail polish costs more than a gallon of human blood – $1,330.
8. Printer ink A gallon will cost $2,380.
Fact: printer ink is more expensive than liquid gold. At a price of almost $2,500 per gallon of regular black branded printer ink, this liquid is definitely among the most expensive. Of course, you can get cheaper ink, but their quality is usually not at the proper level.
7. Mercury Price per gallon is $3,000.
A popular remedy for syphilis, one of the ten most dangerous treatments in history, is now one of the most expensive liquids in the world. Mercury is the only metal on the planet that remains in liquid form at room temperature. That’s why it’s used in thermometers and in old thermometers. In addition to temperature determination, mercury is also widely used in various metallurgical and chemical industries.
6. You can buy a gallon of insulin for $13,100.
Insulin is a fluid that is produced naturally in the body. It regulates the level of glucose in the blood. Diabetic patients need additional insulin to bring their glucose levels to normal levels.
5. Chanel Nº 5 A gallon of this perfume costs $23,300.
The most popular perfumes in the world, once presented by Coco Chanel herself, have a powdery floral fragrance with a delicate and sensual train. And their high price is explained not only by the brand’s fame, but also by the cost of raw materials required for the production of this perfume. The bottle itself and the perfume have become a symbol of pop culture and art over the years. In 1954, in a conversation with Marilyn Monroe, a journalist asked what she wears when she goes to bed. The actress’ response was later turned into the slogan of the perfume advertising campaign: “A few drops of Chanel Nº 5.”
4. Blood of the horseshoe crab (or horseshoe crab) It costs $53,250 per gallon.
The case when blue blood is very well paid, unfortunately for its owners. What makes this liquid so special? There is no hemoglobin in it, and the role of an oxygen carrier is performed by a hemocyanin containing copper. Because of this, the blood acquired its unique blue color. But the main thing is that the blood of horseshoe crabs contains a substance called “coagulogen”. It is able to detect the presence of bacteria in the body and immediately collapses upon contact with them, amoebocyte cells are responsible for this reaction. At the same time, harmful microorganisms are captured in an irreversible thrombus. This feature of the horseshoe crab’s body helps it effectively fight diseases. It also makes him a valuable participant in medical research. Thanks to the blood of the horseshoe crab, scientists were able to obtain the reagent LAL. With his help, doctors can determine the presence of bacterial toxins in medicines.
3. LSD This liquid costs $109,200 per gallon.
You will not be able to legally buy LSD (lysergic acid dielamide) in almost all countries of the world, because this psychoactive substance is the strongest hallucinogen. LSD was popularized as a hippie drug and is known for changing the perception of time and space, as well as greatly enhancing emotions. In 1971, the use of the drug became illegal in countries that participated in the UN Convention on Psychotropic Substances.
2. King Cobra venom sells for $135,700 per gallon.
One of the most venomous snakes in the world keeps a great value – its venom. He is so strong that he kills an elephant in a few hours. However, it is also used for good purposes – to create a variety of drugs for depression, schizophrenia, as well as in research on Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
1. Scorpion venom Price – $34.6 million per gallon.
Collecting scorpion venom is an incredibly dangerous and lucrative activity. It contains protein necessary for the treatment of serious diseases such as arthritis, intestinal diseases and multiple sclerosis. At an exorbitantly high price of almost $35 million per gallon, scorpion venom is the most expensive natural liquid in the world.