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It's like the crypto equivalent of the "if a tree falls in a forest" thought experiment. 

If a crypto trader makes a joke on twitter, does it become reality? 

In the case of tungsten cubes, yes. 

It all began with a fake Bloomberg story posted by CoinCenter official and crypto influencer Neeraj K. Agrawal

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Naturally, according to Coindesk, crypto traders responded by actually buying up scores of tungsten cube desk tchotchkes. Amazon's store shelves are bare, and one retailer said sales are up 300%. 

It's not a cheap buy either. A 4-inch tungsten cube from Midswest Tungsten Service will run you $2,999