Rumpelstiltskin is the story of an imp who spins straw into gold in exchange for a girl's firstborn.
In this whimsical episode, MacDiarmid Institute Principal Investigator and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Auckland, Duncan McGillivray tries to work out how Rumpelstiltskin made straw into gold.
"I wouldn’t weave cloth out of gold. Partly because it’s not a very strong thread and partly because it would be incredibly heavy."
April 9, 2022