red mercury


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red mercury

n
(Government, Politics & Diplomacy) a supposedly radioactive substance that could be used in a bomb made from nuclear waste, widely believed to be part of a confidence trick in which gangsters sold useless material to terrorists in the early 1990s
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He pointed out that the two men smuggle red mercury outside Iraq.
The Singer machines have been fetching outrageous prices since rumors spread that they contain red mercury, a mythical compound that - depending on whom you ask - can bring luck, combat or control jinni or is a valuable key ingredient in nuclear weapons.
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.
Monk, or someone close to him, had put his 2001 Razorback Red Mercury Grand Marquis up on the auction block on eBay.
For decades, stories of red mercury have conjured a lethal substance whose near-magical properties might quickly turn a terrorist or tin-pot dictator into a mini-superpower.
Asayish, ErbilAEs security department, has confiscated one kilogram of red mercury made in Germany.
Mr Ellison said that journalist Mahmood was introduced to the men as being someone who had Red Mercury to sell.
He's also made another film, Red Mercury, a timely terrorist thriller set in London, with Pete Postlethwaite and Juliet Stevenson.
She has also recently finished filming a movie with Grease and West Wing star Stockard Channing called Red Mercury Rising.
Officers were acting on a Sunday newspaper tip-off that a Saudi Arabian banker was willing to pay pounds 450,000 for red mercury.
RATING: 2/10 -- Samurai papShadow Ops: Red Mercury (Atari, XBox, pounds 29.
SET in the near future, Shadow Ops: Red Mercury is a gritty, real-world first-person shooter in which the player fills the combat boots of an elite Delta Force operative.