jeudi, juin 05, 2008

fig to gold

I bought a very rare 1682 book by Nicolas Flamel, the french alchemist. Page 182, it says that if you "dry 7 fresh figs during the full moon that's preceding the summer equinox, you'll get one gold fig". Flamel adds that "eating the 6 remaining figs all together gives you imortality for a while". So I tried this experience, but the final result was slightly different. As they were getting hot and dry, the seven figs started to grow hair and.... I cannot say what happened next. But I can say that all this alchemist science is untrue, jusqu'à preuve du contraire.