When someone talks about the most expensive ‘solids’ in the world, our mind instantly focuses on one thing -diamonds. However, if you think of the most expensive liquids, there are chances that you will be almost in a confused state. In this post we will decode some of the most expensive liquids in the world, and we bet you are not aware of most of them.
Blood is costly. However, people donate blood without charging anything and according to their own will. The reason behind the high cost of blood is due to the fact that the blood which is donated by a person is not supplied to a patient as it is. The components of blood are divided into two parts – Red Blood Cells (RBCs) and Plasma. The processing of blood before it is given to a patient is what makes it costly. It usually costs Rs.25,000 or more per liter.
Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid (GHB)
The liquid is mostly used as an anesthetic. The high potential of the liquid makes it costly enough to be used commonly. It usually costs approx Rs.42,564 per liter.
Black Printer Ink
The cost of a single cartridge of ink makes printers expensive. The high price of ink is justified by the billions of dollars that companies spend each year on Ink Research and Development. It costs somewhere around Rs.46,000 per liter.
Thermometers come with little quantity of mercury, but that’s not because it is expensive. The extraction and processing of mercury from Earth’s crust is what makes it expensive. It usually costs Rs.58,076 per liter.
Provided to the body by an outside source in the form of biosynthetic human insulin, which is taken from the body after going through some expensive and tough procedures. It usually costs approx Rs.25,1663 to Rs.17 lakh per liter.
Chanel No. 5
This line of perfume of world renowned brand Chanel is not only meant for those seeking luxury, but is believed to be a costly affair. Chanel No.5 is the most expensive perfume in the history of perfumes and is marketed as the flagship product that has withstood generations of rivals. Chemist Ernest Beaux use aldehydes and created this powerful scent. The market rate of this perfume is approx Rs.4.5 lakh per liter.
Horseshoe Crab Blood
The process of extraction of blood from a horseshoe crab is a cumbersome. It involves catching the animal, ‘bleeding’ them and finally distilling the blue-colored blood, containing hemocyanin. It is usually utilized in detection of bacterial endotoxins in medical applications. It costs more than Rs.10 lakh per liter.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
Synthesized by reacting diethyl amine with lysergic acid. A single dose of LSD is strong enough to cause paranoia and hallucinations. The drug is not easily available and is known for its high potency to destroy the nervous system. It costs around Rs.21 lakh per liter.
King Cobra Venom
Known as one of the deadliest venom in the world, it keeps a potential to kill a full grown elephant. The venom contains a protein called Ohanin which is 20 times more potent than morphine, and is used as a painkiller. Cost is somewhere around Rs.26 lakh per liter.
Highly powerful venom, the liquid is used in the treatment of autoimmune disorders, such as inflammatory bowel disease, rheumatoid arthritis and multiple sclerosis. Not easily available, the liquid costs somewhere around Rs.67 crore per liter.
So now you know that the deadliest of liquids come for a huge some of money, so that people cannot buy them easily.