Scorpion Venom, the most expensive liquid in the world.Scorpion venom costs a staggering 39 million dollars per gallon.
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Scorpions use their venom to kill or paralyze their prey, and as a defense against predators. Us humans well we like to use it to treat things like arthritis and to make anti-venom’s.
But why is it so absurdly expensive?Well it just incredibly hard to obtain, its extracted by electrical stimulation and one yield only produces on average 0.5mgs of venom.
3 grams of venom, or 0.000792516 gallons (assuming density of water here), doesn’t sound like much, but its still $30,000 worth of venom.
Basically if you could somehow extract that much in a day you would have to extract it from way more than a quarter of a million Scorpions.