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Posted: 2 Sep 11 17:34

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A man in Glasgow is in hospital after it is estimated he has eaten up to 10% of the world's rare earth metals. Rare earths are metallic elements which are common but relatively hard to extract, and are valuable because they are used extensively by the electronics industry. China currently controls most of the world's supply, and is said to be hoarding them to raise the price. The Glasgow man,.....

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 17:34
I love it! Pure genius.

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 17:48

Nice one Monkey in di Bath...

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 18:20
Personally, and having known many Glaswegians over the years, I think that this is a quite stereotypical take on several stereotypes currently doing the rounds and is...

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 19:03
Serves the US right - they used to have vast stores of rare earths but for some reason they sold them off in the same way Brown sold our gold. Now they are being sold at hundreds of dollars per gram on ebay.

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 22:38
as a chip-loving Jock (albeit from the east side) I feel qualified to insult our Scottish chums, although to be honest most of us don't use words like albeit, which just makes me a regular Scots c**t. Thanks anyway

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Posted: 2 Sep 11 23:59
Made me laugh, this one


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