Peanut butter, diamonds, and the earth

peanut-butter-book.gifPeanut butter is being turned into diamonds by scientists with a technique that harnesses pressures higher than those found at the centre of the earth. Edinburgh University experts say the feat is made possible by squeezing the paste between the tips of two diamonds creating a “stiletto heel effect”. The scientists also revealed they can turn oxygen into red crystals using the same method. Demonstrations take place at Royal Society exhibition shows from 2 July.

So says a June 27, 2007 BBC report, which features a picture of peanuts in their pre-compressed state.

Implications are not fully known — but the effects of peanut butter on the rotation of the earth were documented long ago.