News Raining Diamonds on NEPTUNE & URANUS?

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  1. Doctor Omega

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    But is it a load of cobblers on the part of these scientists again? :emoji_confused:
     
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    You could make a fortune mining these planets. :emoji_grimacing:
     
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    But if you did, they'd immediately become worthless.

    It's their artificially maintained scarcity that gives them their value.
     
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    Not exactly diamonds, but this topic just reminded me of a book from childhood....


    Trillions were hard, bright, tiny things which suddenly arrived, millions and millions and millions fo them, one windy day in a village called Harbourtown.

    No one could explain them, much less why they had suddenly arrived. Were they a blessing, as their beauty suggested, or a deadly, inexplicable threat? A boy with a microscope was just as likely to come up with the answer as all the acknowledged experts in any known kind of science, so somehow it seemed natural for two 'ordinary' boys, Scott and Bem, to join forces with an ex-spaceman against the frightening efforts of the ruthless General Harman to destroy the Trillions, no matter what the cost.

    This tense and highly original book is by the author of six other exciting favourites, 'Space Hostages', 'Grinny', 'Time Trap', 'A rag, a bone and a Hank of Hair' and 'Wheelie in the Stars'.




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    This reminds me of the Superman Elseworlds book True Brit, written by none other than John Cleese. At one point, he mines a bunch of coal and uses his super strength to turn them into diamonds in an effort to help the economy. Unfortunately, the opposite happened, and it was just one of many things he does wrong in the book that causes all of Britain to hate him.
     
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    How much would you like to see a MONTY PYTHON version of SUPERMAN - THE MOVIE?

    Or any superhero film for that matter...

    Meet Fartman... More powerful than a jet engine, able to clear an entire room with a single fluff, able to control his arsehole with unparalleled precision...
     
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    Ah, but did you forget...
     
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    Ah, but that's just a skit...

    I always preferred their films. They seemed to be more "fully developed".
     
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