Medieval Alchemy: Turn Pennies to Gold


Gold--Midas hoarded it, conquistadors chased it, Gold Rush 49ers panned for it, countless have killed for it. No other metal holds such attraction (or danger). In medieval times, certain phsycians and apothecary, known as alchemists, spent their entire lives and fortunes trying to reinvent gold. They sought a process or element that would turn base (ordinary) metal into gold. They tried everything. Some blew themselves to kingdom-come in the process. You want to know a secret? (keep it to yourself--you never know if restless alchemists' spirits still wander the earth) I know how to turn ordinary copper pennies into gold. All it takes are two relatively common household products and one parent to supervise (a gullible older sibling or babysitter will do). Click to reveal the alchemist's secret...

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