Hydro-luxury is soaring to new heights in this age of self-indulgence & health obsession. Just look at these water-obsessed innovations. But, if you think bottled water is outrageously priced then think again. You’d be amazed to know about other strange liquids that cost even more. From designer water to scorpion venom and horse semen.
Here’s The List of 5 Most Expensive Liquids
Below we have mentioned a list of the most costly liquids that can cost you back an arm and a leg.
A very tiny droplet of the scorpion venom from the deathstalker is one of the deadliest species of scorpions, it can cost about $130 & $39 million per gallon- this makes it the costliest liquid in the world.
Have you ever thought, why is it costs so insanely high? As it turns out, certain forms of scorpion venom include valuable molecules that could lead to medical discoveries, such as chlorotoxin, which can connect with particular cancer cells and make tumors in the human body easier to detect.
Scorpion venom has also been proved to be an efficient pain reliever in studies. Another reason for its excessive price is the torturous procedure of removing scorpion venom, often known as milking. A venom extractor told that a deathstalker sting is “a hundred times more painful than a bee sting.“
As the star stallions in the highly competitive and profitable equestrian sports business, horse semen is one of the costliest liquids on the planet. In 2015, mare owners paid $200,000 for a mating session with American Pharoah, the famous Triple Crown winner. The Triple Crown is a title given to horses that win all three major American horse races in the same season: the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes.
In modern horse breeding, artificial insemination is also common, with high-quality horse semen frozen in little tubes (known as straws) and saved for future use. A single straw of Big Star’s semen costs almost $1,200, making him a two-time gold medalist in show jumping. A gallon of, er, ‘Little Stars,’ on the other hand, would cost you back $4.7 million.
Horseshoe Crab Blood
The blood of a horseshoe crab is an alien blue due to the presence of copper. But it’s a fluid found in Atlantic horseshoe crabs called limulus amebocyte lysate (LAL) that makes this blue liquid so important. LAL presented researchers with a novel means of testing for germs and pollutants in medications when it was introduced to the pharmaceutical industry in the 1970s.
It’s still a crucial phase in vaccine research, and it’s one of the key parts of vaccine testing. Horseshoe crabs around the world are currently facing major challenges to their survival due to rising demand for horseshoe crab blood and over-harvesting techniques.
The glittery brainchild of a French Luxury brand Morreale Paris, the cent Le Monde sur Mesure has been touted as a World’s Most Expensive Fragrance. Only one bottle has been sold so far, with a price tag of $1.5 million. Each bottle of the unique scent takes nearly a year to manufacture, according to Morreale Paris. The scent is “wrapped in gold armor and inlaid with precious stones” and comes with an 18-karat gold bracelet, which is housed in a wooden travel case. In fact, you’d have to be invited to a private art tour to get a whiff of this luxurious smell.
The Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani, which was sold for $60,000 at an auction in Mexico in 2010, is featured in the Guinness World Records as the “highest expensive bottle of water sold at an auction.”
The water in the Acqua di Cristallo Tributo a Modigliani is “a blend of natural spring water from Fiji and France, as well as true glacier water from Iceland,” according to Paolo de Verachi Studio, the legendary water bottle’s creator. It’s also dusted with 5 milligrams of 23-carat gold dust, as if it wasn’t already opulent enough.
The water is stored in an amazing handcrafted glass bottle made of platinum, inspired by the late Italian artist Amedeo Clemente Modigliani’s work. However, the high price was paid for a good cause: according to Guinness World Records, the funds received from the auction, which was sponsored by Plan3t Foundation, were utilized to combat global warming.