"History is full of facts but not necessarily full of truths," said Laurence Gardner, an esteemed historian, genealogist and author who was the guest on Wednesday's show. Delving back into ancient times, Gardner has sifted through arcane sources to reach an astonishing conclusion. He believes that a mysterious white powder was known to the Egyptians, Babylonians and Israelites and was used to power the Ark of the Covenant, which he suggests was a potent battlefield weapon. This white powder was derived from gold and had "magical and exotic properties," Gardner said.
He posited that the powder was taken internally by the Pharaohs and that it increased their perceptions and longevity. "These substances would change the physical being of the person," Gardner said, adding that they may have actually started to glow. That is why "they call them the shining ones," he added. The magical powder called "mfkzt" was also associated with levitation and superconductivity.
Gardner believes this formulation is the same as the elemental substance that was discovered in modern times called Orbitally Rearranged Monatomic Element (ORME). This material could have applications in everything from medicine to fuel cell technology. It's "the ultimate key," said Gardner "with routes to the macrocosm in terms of space technology and the microcosm in terms of nanotechnology."