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Hennig Brand, a German alchemist in the 1660s, was convinced...



Hennig Brand, a German alchemist in the 1660s, was convinced he could distill gold from human urine. After amassing 1,500 gallons of urine and boiling it, he discovered the element phosphorus.



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