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Irishman Paul Moran Who Tried To Turn His Poo Into Gold Is Jailed

PAUL Moran, 30, tried to turn his faeces into pure gold by placing them on a heater – an electric one – at his flat in Derrin Park, Enniskillen. It was 7:14pm on July 24, 2010 – a balmy summer’s night.

At Enniskillen Magistrates Court, Moran admitted arson and endangering human life. He has been jailed for three months for causing around £3,000 worth of damage to his Housing Executive home.

Upon his release he will spend a further 12 months on licence.

His Honour Judge McFarland told him:

“Rather bizarrely you were attempting to make gold from human faeces and waste products. It was an interesting experiment to fulfil the alchemist’s dream, but wasn’t going to succeed.”

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Posted: 20th, October 2011 | In: Key Posts, Strange But True | Comments (3)