Most of us have this wrong notion that diamond is the most precious thing in the world and that only solid things are worth everything in the world. There are some liquids that are so expensive that even the richer guys cannot afford them in gallons. Here are the top 11 most expensive liquid on Earth you should know about.
10. Nail Polish: $890 per gallon
You might not think that such a common item would be so expensive, but it is. Fortunately, nail polish is typically sold in smaller units, which makes it much more cost-friendly for the average consumer.
09. Human Blood: $1,500 per gallon
The average human body contains anywhere between 4.7 to 5.5 litres of blood, which equates to 1.3 to 1.5 gallons respectfully. That means the blood in your body could be worth anywhere between $1,950 and $2,250.
08. Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid: $2,500 per gallon
It is an anesthetic during a medical operation. It is generated by the central nervous system under certain conditions of the body.
07. Mercury: $3,400 per Gallon
It is the only liquid metal so far, and it has so many uses. It can conduct electricity and vapor can be used in street lighting.
06. Insulin: $9,400 per gallon
What’s that? Another expensive liquid that is produced within our own bodies? Insulin, like GHB and blood, is a liquid that our bodies naturally produces and it is very expensive.
05. Chanel No. 5: $26,000 per gallon
Looking beautiful isn’t cheap, and, as it turns out, smelling beautiful isn’t so cheap, either! Perhaps the world’s best known perfume, Chanel No. 5 first went on sale in 1922. Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel enlisted the help of Ernest Beaux to chemically manufacture the perfume. Beaux created a variety of samples for Coco to choose from, and she chose No. 5, hence the name.
04. Horseshoe Crab Blood: $60,000 per Gallon
It is blue in color, and it has many medical benefits. It is instrumental in detoxifying bacterial toxins.
03. LSD: $123,000 per gallon
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) has an interesting history. First becoming popular in the 1960s amongst counter-culture types, rock stars, and hippies, LSD was made famous for its ability to create hallucinations.
Steve Jobs often said that taking LSD was one of the more profound moments of his life. That said, we recommend you stay away from this dangerous drug.
02. King Cobra Venom: $153,000 per gallon
King cobra is one of the most poisonous snakes on earth. And its venom is an essential ingredient in making strong painkillers, and antivenoms.
01. Scorpion Venom: $39,000,000 per gallon
Only a few kinds of scorpions contain venoms that are deadly to the human kind, and their venom is extremely costly. It is so because its venom is used for several medicinal purposes.