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RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi police are investigating the origins of a hoax that had hundreds of people believing that old sewing machines may bring fortune because they contained an elusive, and probably mythical, substance known as red mercury.
Saudi newspapers on Tuesday published pictures of Saudis proudly posing next to old sewing machines awaiting prospective buyers at traditional markets.
Originally posted by Cyberbian
All secret materials are mythical.
If the most prominent expert on nuclear weapons believes in Red Mercury, well then there is probably something which he has in mind.
And it probably dosen't do what you think it is supposed to do.
Is it red? Probably not.
Is it Mercury? Probably not.
Is it in old sewing machines? Hell no.
You can only scrape it off the heating elements of old toasters!