Polonium 210 or iocane powder?

Published December 1, 2006 4:16PM (EST)

With an autopsy scheduled today for the body of former Russian KGB agent Alexander Litvinenko, let's explore a totally impossible conspiracy theory  that polonium 210 has been misidentified, and is actually iocane powder. You know, Australian iocane powder  "odorless, tasteless, dissolves instantly in liquid, and is among the more deadly poisons known to man." Clearly, Litvinenko chose unwisely and drank from the wrong sake goblet at that sushi joint. The first clip is the original "Battle of Wits" scene from "The Princess Bride":

This second clip is a tour de force student production of the same scene, that we couldn't resist including:

By David Puner

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