If I saw a massive barnacle covered lump of lardy grease on the beach, I wouldn’t jump on top of it. Let alone consider selling off lumps of the lump as sunblock, or calling the national press to take a photograph of me jumping on top of said barnacled lardy lump.
After the first lump was reported at Wellington’s Breaker Bay at the weekend, opportunists tore into it, hoping it might be ambergris, a valuable spit or vomit excretion from sperm whales that is used in perfume. But it now seems more likely to be tallow or lard.
Ew. So, at worst it’s a huge lump of lard, and at best it’s vomit from a sperm whale. Either way, I wouldn’t go licking, sniffing or jumping on any unidentified lumps you come across on the beach.
Is anyone else concerned that lumps of lard are appearing on our beaches? Jeesh. Stop pouring your food grease down the sinkhole, people.
And recycle your barnacles.