Undeniable Fact: Don't metal with the law

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Outlawed in Italy from 1736 to 1983, tin is the only metal to have been legally restricted. The penalty for possession: death.

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Blogger duffytoler said...

You should mention the reason they took such extreme measures - tin in its natural form is a deadly contact poison (the modern version is a safe alloy of tin and nickle). It was favored by assasins for many years, and eventually so many people died from "tinnitus" that it was outlawed completely. People caught in possession of pure tin were assumed to be assasins, and put to death.

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