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Man Guilty of Making Off With $165K of Gold in His Butt

Leston Lawrence inserted gold pucks into rectum, coincidentally named judge finds

(Newser) - Leston Lawrence set off the metal detectors at his employer, the Royal Canadian Mint, nearly 30 times in three months, but other workers could never find evidence of anything on him, the CBC notes. Wednesday, however, he was found guilty of smuggling out 22 gold pucks worth $165,000, and... More »

Australia Mints One-Ton Coin

Face value is $1M, but it's worth more than 50 times that

(Newser) - Australia's Perth Mint has created the world’s biggest gold coin—more than a ton of 99.99% pure gold, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The coin’s face value is $1 million Australian dollars—just over $1 million American—but it’s worth more like $57 million American.... More »

Brazilian Mint Tea Kills Pain

It's as effective as an aspirin-type drug

(Newser) - Traditional Brazilian healers who used indigenous mint to relieve headaches and stomach pain were onto something, say researchers who found the mint tea is as effective a pain reliever as aspirin-type medication. But this isn't just any mint tea: The leaves of a Brazilian mint variety are boiled for 30... More »

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