Red mercury is a hoax substance of uncertain composition purportedly used in the creation of nuclear bombs, as well as a variety of unrelated weapons systems. Mercuric iodide is a poisonous, odorless, tasteless, water-insoluble scarlet-red powder that becomes yellow when heated above 126 °C, due to a thermochromatic change in crystalline structure. However, samples of “red mercury” obtained from arrested would-be terrorists invariably consisted of nothing more than various red dyes or…

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  1. It exists, a guy once offered to sell it to me but I didn’t have enough money as the price was rather high, but it is real.

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