What are The Most Expensive Liquids In The World?

The most expensive liquids in the world! From LSD to channel n°5, you better have some serious cash money to buy the things on this top list, because they are crazy expensive! Venoms from Scorpion or the precious horseshoe crab blood.

Scorpion Venom
The notorious Scorpion roams the desert sands and is well known for its dangerous bite. Though There are

close to 2,000 scorpion species each species has specialized venom to suit its environment. Not many people

though know how lucrative the venom can be. At close to $10,000 per liter, it is one of the most expensive

liquids on the planet. This is due to the obvious dangers of acquiring the venom, the rarity of the specimens

and the medical uses of parts of the venom. In fact, Some of the toxins are immunosuppressants which are

chemicals that suppress the immune system. These can help in diseases where the immune system is not

functioning as it should and in the right doses, Scorpion venom toxins can help treat diseases such as

multiple sclerosis. Interestingly scorpions are not prone to using their venom and would much rather catch

prey with their claws due to the difficulty in creating it. However, They will use the venom to escape larger

predators and various situations they cannot flee from. Though often painful, scorpion bites are rarely fatal

and many antivenoms have been made for the various types of scorpions in the United States alone.

GHB
Known scientifically as Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid, and non-scientifically as the ´Date Rape drug, GHB is a

very interesting drug. As a drug, it is a depressant and therefore dampens the central nervous system. At

$660 per liter, legitimate uses for GHB include treatment for narcolepsy, alcoholism, and cataplexy. It is

used illegitimately and most famously as a drug that especially when mixed with alcohol can cause rapid

intoxication and sedation. Side-effects can even include memory loss after use. The rapid intoxication

effects are sometimes used by teenagers for a powerful high, and users describe it having a salty or soapy

taste.

Mercury
This amazing liquid metal is also known as quicksilver and before its toxicity became widely feared, it was

used in many devices around the world. The most popular were thermometers, thanks to its quick expansion

during temperature changes. In fact, some historians believe that The first emperor of China died after

exposure to Mercury that was ironically supposed to give him eternal life. To ancient alchemists, mercury was

a pure state from which other metals could be created by simply adding sulfur. Today, however, mercury

poisoning is a well-documented occurrence and is actively avoided at all costs. Still, as an element, Mercury

is particularly rare and exists only in small amounts within the Earth’s crust. It is still used today in

some kinds of electrical switches and some kinds of blood pressure monitors. The price? Around $900 per

liter.

Horseshoe Crab Blood
Through our human blood can look blue in our veins, that is only because our eyes see the blue light that has

a different wavelength than red. Our blood is red in part thanks to the segment of our blood called

hemoglobin, which is iron-rich and helps distribute oxygen to the cells. The living fossils that are

Horseshoe Crabs don’t have this. Instead, they have something called Hemocyanin, which is copper-rich and

makes their blood appear blue. This blue blood is highly valued at close to $16,000 per liter and has led to

the creation of many harvesting farms. Most crabs survive, though Up to 30% may die depending on the

harvesting center. The blood is so highly valued as it contains specialized cells which are amazingly

powerful at fighting bacteria. They are not only more effective than vaccines but much faster and Have helped

horseshoe crabs survive for almost 450 million years. Unfortunately over harvesting is having an effect on

crab populations, though vaccines are being developed that may save countless human lives. As we are learning

to take the best of other species to improve our own we seem to be leaving some hurt animals in our wake.

LSD
This is the Drug that would become synonymous with the sixties as a whole and the flagship of psychedelics.

Also known as acid, LSD can provide vivid visual effects and hallucinations and was a popular recreational

drug. A powerful and well-researched substance, It has been used by many pop-culture icons after its

invention in 1938. Its mental effects were discovered when it´s creator Swiss chemist, Albert Hoffman

accidentally consumed a number of doses by licking his fingers after working with the chemical.