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Saudis go mad for red mercury

Saudis go mad for red mercury

Rumor has it that sewing machines contain red mercury, a substance that can extract gold and locate buried treasure. It’s taking the kingdom by storm. This isn’t a joke.

April 14, 2009 10:10 by

Singer sewing machines have suddenly become one of the most precious commodities in Saudi Arabia. According to rumors, the machines contain a substance called red mercury, which is extremely rare, and can sell for millions of dollars. These rumors have pushed the prices of sewing machines from SR200 ($53) up to SR200,000 ($53,400) per piece, reports the Jeddah-based daily Saudi Gazette.

The uses of red mercury are said to be numerous; according to the rumor, it is a highly powerful, radioactive material used for generating nuclear power; it also has the ability to extract gold and locate buried treasure, and also perform magic.

Believers of the rumor have come up with a way to verify the presence of the ‘extraordinary’ substance: if a mobile phone line gets cuts off when the device is held close to the sewing machine needle, then red mercury is present.

However, scientists say that no proof of the substance’s existence has ever been found, reports the Saudi Gazette. The paper states that Mansour Al Turki, spokesman for the Ministry of Interior, has described the rumors “as false and deceptive.” Sami Al-Shuweirikh, the official spokesman for Riyadh’s police, said that gangs spread the rumor in an attempt to swindle people out of their money.

Another report in Al Riyadh, an Arabic-language daily, says that an agent of the Singer sewing machine has said that there is no radioactive material in the machine, and that it is made from cast iron.

In Jeddah, the Criminal Investigations Department (CID) has arrested a man who claimed he could increase the funds of potential investors by using red mercury.

While it is uncertain who started the rumors about red mercury, it seems incredible that people will believe something like this. In the meantime, we would love to hear from somebody who has seen this amazing, magical substance.

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  1. nyadzi king on October 28, 2009 3:06 pm

    it is a manificent substance to behold, i have it for sale in ghana west africa. any interested buyer can contact me.
    only interested buyers please

  2. Ebo whyte on April 27, 2011 10:15 am

    D only tin i wnt 2 say here is dat i have dat red mercury about 2Litre of anyone intrested should contat me.bye

  3. Usman on June 5, 2011 7:09 pm

    I do not know what a red mercury is till last night. My late father was an aircraft/ship engineer before he died. In his personal box, I use to see this mercury but I never know it is a mercury. its 50 drops of it. I came across article about red mercury and its uses and saw a sample picture of it and remembered I have it at home from my father’s box. Please I need people who can handle this or knows how to use it… It is not for sale. my email is [email protected]

  4. Enter your name...sam on November 17, 2011 10:52 pm

    i am a buyer


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