Posted on Friday, 21 October, 2011 | 34 comments| News tip by: THE MATRIX
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In a bizarre experiment a man set fire to his flat after trying his hand at the mystical art of alchemy.
Paul Moran will serve at least three months in prison after managing to set fire to his home while trying to turn his own excrement in to gold. "It was an interesting experiment to fulfil the alchemist’s dream, but wasn’t going to succeed," said the judge.
"A man from Northern Ireland has been jailed after an experiment in which he attempted to turn his own faeces into gold went wrong and started a fire in a block of flats."