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article imageRussian hoarded radioactive materials to make his friend immortal

By JohnThomas Didymus     Mar 25, 2013 in Odd News
Moscow - According to the Russian Interior Ministry, a Russian college professor who was detained for storing 14kg (30 pounds) of radioactive materials in his home explained to the police that he needed the materials to make his friend immortal.
The police detained the college professor after they found six kilograms of radioactive substances in his apartment and another eight kilograms in his garage.
Ria Novosti reports the 35-year-old teacher at a Moscow college said his friend had devised a plan to make himself immortal through exposure to radiation.
According to the teacher, his friend was convinced he could become immortal through exposure to fissionable material. Police did not disclose the name of the teacher but they said he admitted that he used the materials to "irradiate" his friend who wanted to become "immortal."
The two friends reportedly visited the site of the 1986 Chernobyl disaster to collect contaminated material for the purported immortality radiation therapy. The police said the man confessed that he acquired the radioactive materials in his possession by "going to special places and burial sites."
He said his friend traveled to the site to "to expose himself to radiation and become immortal."
But police were not convinced of the feasibility of the bold scientific experiments. They charged the college professor with a criminal offense of "illegal handling of nuclear materials or radioactive substances." He faces up to seven years in prison, Ria Novosti reports.
While it is uncertain how the teacher and his friend intended to achieve the goal of immortality using radioactive substances, some have speculated that their scientific genius may have been inspired by Marvel Comics.
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