"Strange rocks" reported in Mexico


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#2

It's iodine. See the following discussion on reddit: http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1kz6zo/space_rock_could_it_be_radioactive_reddit_i_need/


#3

Given the notoriously unfriendly behavior of the Mexican drug synthesis and distribution community, I have the unpleasant feeling that whoever found and publicized it might have been better off if it were actually a radioactive space rock.


#4

Great Reddit comments... I need to visit there more often.


#5

Looks a lot like a pumice stone for buffing off calluses and such:

http://www.walgreens.com/store/c/revlon-pumice-stone/ID=prod1509172-product

The Revlon one's white or very light grey, but if you Google for them you'll find them in all shades from light to very dark.


#6

Rocks that smell of chlorine? Obviously Clorox.


#7

Especially the thread starting here:

http://www.reddit.com/r/pics/comments/1kz6zo/space_rock_could_it_be_radioactive_reddit_i_need/cbua8kt


#8

Nope - iodine. See Reddit thread (probably related to meth production, according to the apparently better informed on Reddit)


#9

Really cool. So did anyone figure out where it would have come from?


#10

I dunno about Mexico, but "strange" certainly rocks around here.


#11

Has anyone asked the wonderful Carlos?


#12

Thanks for reminding me about Night Vale smile


#13

At least the stones are being analyzed; people could have just taken them home without knowing what they were.


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