The healing pyramids of Russia will make you healthier, more gullibleS

This 144-foot, 55-ton fiberglass pyramid was built by new age healing tycoon Aleksandr Golod outside Moskow. Over 20 of Golod's pyramids dot the countryside of former Soviet republics, where the faithful make pilgrimages to soak in pyramidal power.

According to a bunch of sites, these pyramids have the power to cure impotence, repair your carburetor, and make your estranged parents love you in 30 minutes - all at the same time. Here's a list of its reputed powers:

Some of the scientific results of previous studies with Pyramids built by Alexander Golod show:

- The Immune system of organisms increased upon exposure in the pyramid (Scientific Research Institute named by Mechnikov, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences);

- Specific properties of medicines increase with decreasing side effects after exposure in the Pyramid (SRI of Virology named by Ivanovskiy, Russian Academy of Medical Sciences);

- Agricultural seeds placed in the pyramid showed a 30-100% increase in yield;

- Russian military radar detected an energy column above the Pyramids built by Alexander Golod which is thought to have repaired the Ozone layer in Russia (the same can be done for example in Australia);

- The pathogenic strength of different viruses and bacteria becomes less with exposure in the pyramid;

- The amount of radioactivity becomes less after exposure in the pyramid.

The healing pyramids of Russia will make you healthier, more gullibleS

Here's a 2008 report from Russia Today. Note that the attractive surgeon is totally dubious. I will accept her word over the wizened snake oil salesman who's yammering about magical prisoner-calming pyramid salts.

If you want to visit Golod's pyramids, prepare to pay through the nose for enlightenment. Says RT blogger Anna Yudina:

It depends on you whether you believe the magical properties of the pyramids or not, but I did feel strange upon entering this odd construction. Or was it because I got too impressed by the price of the charged water?

[via RT]