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Do you know what is the most expensive liquid in the world? No, it is not human blood that is required for life. Here is the list of the 10 most expensive liquids in the world.
Scorpion venom is the most expensive liquid in the world as it costs around $10.5 million per liter.
Scorpion venom also has a protein that can be useful for the treatment of multiple sclerosis (MS) inflammatory bowel disease, and rheumatoid arthritis.
King Cobra Venom
The King Cobra is the deadliest poisonous snake in the world capable of killing a full-grown elephant with its venom therefore, its venom is the second most expensive liquid in the world with a price of $41,000/liter.
The venom of the King cobra is also containing a unique protein called Ohanian. Ohanian is being used these days as a painkiller 20 times more effective than morphine.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD)
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) is also known as a psychedelic drug because of its psychological effects. LSD was very commonly used in the 1960s as a hallucinogenic drug.
Lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), being one of the most expensive liquids in the world, costs around $33,000/liter.
LSD is made from Lysergic acid, which is prepared from natural ergot alkaloids and the crystalline compound. A gallon of LSD would provide hallucinogens for nearly 55,000 people.
Horseshoe Crab Blood
It is discovered over 50 years ago, how the Horseshoe Crab blood uniquely responds to bacterial toxins. Therefore, Horseshoe Crab blood costs around $16,000/liter.
To check or test the medical products whether they are contaminated or not, the blood of horseshoe crabs is used.
When produced in its biosynthetic form, Insulin becomes a costly liquid that costs around $2,500/liter. As we know insulin is a hormone that is naturally produced in our body by the healthy glandular organ in the digestive system.
It is reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association that insulin prices tripled from the year 2002 to 2013 and seem to be gradually increasing in the coming years. A more reasonable way to produce insulin is apparently in development by introducing human DNA into plants so they can produce insulin themselves.
Mercury is also one of the most expensive liquids in the world with a price of around $900/liter.
It is not commonly used nowadays whether in the production of the thermometer or medical tools because of its harmful nature.
It can be used as an electrical charge carrier, and in a gas form, it is used in gas discharge lamps to produce visible light.
It is not difficult to acquire human blood as we all have it! Though the process which blood goes through after donation can be very costly, and all these are subject to the condition where the buying and selling of blood are going on in the world.