Rolling Stone Gathers Top Brass


Weird and Wonderful

Rolling stone gathers top brass
2nd February 2018

By Lloyd Lugsden

A villager who found a pig’s gallstone is in luck.

The man from China is set to become rich after experts valued it at nearly half a million pounds. The rare object, known as a bezoar, is a mass comprised of hair and other indigestible materials usually found in an animal’s gastro-intestinal system, reported the Metro.

Practitioners of traditional Chinese medicine call them ‘pig treasure’ and believe products made from the bezoar can remove toxins from the body, making it a valuable substance.
Bo Chunlou found the four-inch bezoar when he killed a sow on his farm in Shandong Province. Bo and his son travelled to Shanghai, where they spent £4,500 getting it verified by experts. The market price for bezoars of this size is up to £450,000.