Some things are so expensive we dont even think about buying them. Most of these things are used in healthcare and thus they need to be expensive. However, we may not know that there are many amazing things and liquids that cost much more than we can imagine. Here is the list of 10 of the most expensive liquids in world.
10 –HUMAN BLOOD
Collecting human blood is not so difficult, considering we all have it. A full-grown human body has 1.3 gallons of blood, consisting of plasma and cells. Your body can’t function without blood. Today many people donate blood, however, processing and storing the blood is an expensive process. The one thing that keeps human alive cost so much… Ironic isn’t it.
9 – BLACK PRINTER INK
No matter the price of your printer itself, the printer’s ink always costs far more, and the manufacturer for each printer and its corresponding ink is the one and the same. Companies spend great sums of money on the research and development of the best ink quality.
Mercury is the only metal that remains liquid at room temperature. It is mainly used in the production of thermometers. However, chemical industries, metal production, and agriculture find it useful too. Mercury was often found in tombs that date from 1500 BC.
Insulin is an essential hormone for controlling blood sugar and energy absorption. Insulin is a chemical messenger that allows cells to absorb glucose, a sugar, from the blood. Although insulin in naturallly produced by the body, its synthetic form is one of the priciest liquids in the world. Hence scientists are looking for a more affordable alternatives to treat diabetes.
6 –CHANEL NO.5
Chanel No. 5 was the first perfume launched by French couturier Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel. The chemical formula for the fragrance was compounded by French-Russian chemist and perfumer Ernest Beaux. The legendary perfume is known to everyone. It first went on sale in 1922, and Chanel No. 5 still holds a top place in the market. Rare flower petals and the essence of a rare root make Chanel No. 5 so expensive.
5 –HORSESHOE CRAB BLOOD
Horseshoe crab blood is a vital resource to the medical field. It’s unique in more ways than one: the blue color and its ability to identify bacterial contamination in small quantities. This crab’s blood doesn’t contain hemoglobin. Instead, they use hemocyanin, which makes it blue. When pathogens or bacteria get in it, the blood clots very quickly. This quality is very valuable in pharmacology for the detection of endotoxins in medical applications. Horseshoe crabs are set free after their blood has been drawn.
4 – LSD
Lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as acid, is a hallucinogenic drug. Effects typically include altered thoughts, feelings, and awareness of one’s surroundings. Very widely used in the 1960s as a hallucinogenic drug, LSD is made from the crystalline compound, Lysergic acid, prepared from natural ergot alkaloids. Just one gallon of LSD would provide enough hallucinogens for approximately 55,000 people.
3 –KING COBRA VENOM
Seven milliliters of a king cobra’s venom can kill 20 people. But what exactly is in the snake’s venom? People risk their lives when they collect the cobra’s venom. However, it’s very valuable for the production of medicines that might help cure Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases, treat schizophrenia, and fight depression.
2 –SCORPION VENOM
Scorpion venom is not only dangerous – it can also make you quite a bit of money. The deathstalker is one of the most dangerous scorpions on the planet, and its venom is also the most expensive liquid in the world at $39 million per gallon. The protein found in scorpion venom, however, can be used to treat pain in humans who suffer from multiple sclerosis (MS), inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
1 – D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme
Price -$44 million/Bottle
Stuart Hughes has created the world’s most expensive liquor, called D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme. $44 million is the price of D’Amalfi Limoncello Supreme. The drink is prepared using lemons from the Amalfi hills under traditional Italian recipes. However, that’s not what makes it so pricey. The bottleneck is covered with 3 diamonds weighing 13 karats. A rare diamond weighing 18.5 karats is placed in the middle.