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Man tries to turn faeces in to gold

Posted on Friday, 21 October, 2011 | Comment icon 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."

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Comment icon #25 Posted by Robert1 on 23 October, 2011, 23:03
This is one of the funniest stories I've read in months.
Comment icon #26 Posted by SAmbag on 24 October, 2011, 5:59
Equevilent exchange. To make something, you have to have the correct ingreients to give in exchange to make it. Alchemy is like cooking. just less successful and more complicated. so you're saying he should eat more iron?
Comment icon #27 Posted by Spid3rCyd3 on 24 October, 2011, 15:54
LOL, in a way I feel sorry for this guy, I can only imagine the harassment he's getting now. Probly can't even go out in public with all those gold requests...
Comment icon #28 Posted by Robert1 on 24 October, 2011, 17:35
Anyone with any common sense would know that trying to turn feces into gold is a crappy idea.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Swadwa on 26 October, 2011, 15:18
The man just don't know the difference between shinola and that other stuff!!!!
Comment icon #30 Posted by Paranoid Android on 26 October, 2011, 16:16
I think I found the video of this guy doing his work This place smells like a pair of armoured trousers after the Hundred Years War! Baldrick, have you been eating dung again?
Comment icon #31 Posted by Mike 215 on 27 October, 2011, 22:03
With the price of gold approaching $2000 an ounce, you will see many more silly experiments by individuals and even companies. I see the next big push will be extracting gold from sea water. See gold from sea water on goggle The oceans contain millions of tons of gold, but in very small pieces that require special filters or electrical systems. There are over 40 US patents on this subject alone. This is going to be a golden opportunity for the con artists who will establish compnaies claiming they know the secret of extracting gold from the seas. When gold oges over $2000 a ounce you can bet t... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by LimeGelatin on 9 November, 2011, 4:03
You can have mine, and I'll let you keep half the finished product.
Comment icon #33 Posted by NightPrince on 9 November, 2011, 23:22
I guess the guy was basically trying to disprove the saying "When you polish a terd its still a terd!" But seriously if the guy burnt down the place why would he tell people that he was trying to turn his feces into gold? 2 reasons why he shouldn't have: 1. He just revealed what he was trying to do to becaome rich. and 2. He looks like an idiot saying something like that!
Comment icon #34 Posted by Justinus on 29 November, 2011, 9:05
Crap in one hand and wish in the other, atleast we're sure which fills faster now.

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