A bezoar, a “magical” stone once believed to cure poison, was worth more than it…

[ad_1]
bezoarbezoar, a "magical" stone once believed to cure poison, was worth more than it...">

A bezoar, a "magical" stone once believed to cure poison, was worth more than its weight in gold. A gallstone from a sheep, cow, deer, or other ruminant, essentially, a very expensive magical calcified hairball. The Jesuit priests of Goa, India, specialized in artificially producing "Goa Stones" and selling them to ludicrously rich European nobles. I think of them as "cow pearls." Photo: Science Museum London

[ad_2]

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *