Seeing a post elsewhere on a face-cream that’s as close to real snake oil as one can imagine (cosmetics with venom, yum), it struck me that it’s the perfect market for anything incredibly rare and utterly useless. Found a new substance that’s massively hard to come by, but has no known properties? Stick it in a face-cream. Make sure everybody knows how immensely rare it is. Bingo. Doesn’t do anything? Doesn’t matter; none of it does.
Actually, that could be a description of my blog posts. Very rare and serves no purpose. I should bottle them. ;o)