“Most Expensive Liquids In The World”- Yeah you heard it right.There are certain liquids in the world apart from water that may even cost billions.Most of the items are not been heard by the common people but they have its own significance’s and useful properties.Let’s see these liquids that sometimes values more than a human life.
10. Human Blood – $1,500 per gallon
We all have blood running through our arteries and veins.So if some people donate it every month for free, Why is it so expensive? The actual acquiring of human blood isn’t all that difficult, considering we all have it.What people donate directly in blood donation camps is called ‘Whole Blood’.Most blood banks now split the whole blood into two or more components.Typically these are red blood cells and plasma.The processing of blood after donation and the amount of work that goes into the process is the only reason it becomes so expensive, even after so many people donate their ‘Whole Blood’ for free.
09. Gamma HydroxyButyric Acid(GHB) – $2,500 per gallon
GHB is also known as 4-hydroxybutanoic acid. It is most commonly used as an anesthetic to cause insensitivity to pain during surgeries. It is also used in the treatment of narcolepsy, cataplexy, insomnia etc. GHB is even found in small quantities in beer,wine,beef and small citrus fruits as a result of fermentation. However, there is a more sinister use for this drug too. It is infamous for its use as the ‘Date Rape Drug’. The reason for this lies in the fact that it is clear, difficult to detect, and can induce a loss of rational decision-making abilities, even when consumed in small amounts.
08. Black Printer Ink – $2,700 per gallon
Most of us use printers somewhat regularly in our daily life, so how can it possibly be this high on our list of the most expensive liquids? Although printers themselves are very cheap, the cost of a single cartridge of ink makes them an expensive office accessory. The reason being, the manufacturer plans to make most of its money from the printer cartridges that you buy later, and makes it difficult for you to use unofficial ink. Additionally, the high price of ink is justified by the billions of dollars that companies spend each year on ‘Ink Research and Development’.
07. Mercury – $3,400 per gallon
We can find mercury very easily around us.Yeah,it’s in thermometers. Again,it doesn’t seem that expensive, does it? The quantity of mercury in those thermometers is very low, but that isn’t the real reason. The extraction and processing of mercury from the Earth’s crust is a very difficult and costly job. Mercury occurs in deposits throughout the world, but mostly in the form of cinnabar (mercuric sulphide), and has the added difficulty of being a metal in liquid form at room temperature.
06. Insulin – $9,400 per gallon
Insulin is a peptide hormone produced by beta cells of the pancreatic islets,and it is considered to be the main anabolic hormone of the body. It regulates the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein by promoting the absorption of, especially, glucose from the blood into fat,liver and muscle cells. Insulin is provided to the body by a outside source in the form of bio-synthetic human insulin.
05. Chanel No. 5 – $26,000 per gallon
Out of the medicinal slots here comes the odd one out,Chanel No. 05.It is the first perfume launched by the French entrepreneurs Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel. The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux mainly by the use of aldehydes. Chanel No. 5 is the most expensive perfume ever made and is marketed as the flagship product that has withstood generations of rivals.
04. Horseshoe Crab Blood – $ 60,000 per gallon
Horse-shoe Crabs,the invertebrates live in and around shallow ocean on soft sands.Has its origin 450 million years ago,it is commonly kown as the living fossils.Their blood is blue in color instead of red because of the absence of haemoglobin in it.Their blood is used for detecting bacterial endotoxins in medical applications.
03. Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) – $123,000 per gallon
Lysergic Acid Diethylamide(LSD) is a psychedelic drug known for its psychological effects.It is typically swallowed or held under the tongue or else it can be injected.LSD is not addictive, as there are some psychiatric reactions.A single dose of LSD is between 40-500 micrograms, roughly equal to one-tenth the mass of a grain of sand, but that’s enough to send us to the exact imaginary world.
02. King Cobra Venom $153,000 per gallon
The mighty King Cobra which belongs to the serpent family is the longest venomous snake in the world.It’s venom is the world’s most deadliest one which has the capacity to kill even a fully grown Elephant.It contains a very unique protein, Ohanin which is best used as the raw material to manufacture a painkiller that is 20 times more potent than morphine.
01. Scorpion Venom $39,000,000 per gallon
All of the known scorpion species possess venom and uses it primarily to kill or paralyze their prey.The venom is a mixture of compounds,each not only causing a different effect but also targeting a specific animal. Each compound is made and stored in a pair of glandular sacs and is released in a quantity regulated by the scorpion itself.For humans, however the proteins found in the venom of a scorpion are used for the treatment of autoimmune disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis.