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Things You Should Know About Ricin Before Watching the “Breaking Bad” Finale

A tiny vial of powdered ricin could play a powerful part in the final episode of Breaking Bad, the cable-TV saga of cancer-stricken chemistry teacher turned meth kingpin Walter White. At two points in the series White has created a powdered form of ricin. His attempt to use the first batch was foiled because his…