I Want It Because It Touched a Nuclear Inferno

Consider this the Official Mineral of IMAO:

It’s only $33… I am SO tempted…

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  1. “While highly radioactive when formed in 1945, at present it [sic] radioactivity level is close to zero.”

    Wait — so I must have misunderstood what I was told about half-lives in school.

    What ceases to be radioactive in 70 years?

    (I assume it must be non-radioactive now, or the Post Office would go ballistic if they detected any of this being shipped.)

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  2. I thought “the official mineral of IMAO” was the State Metal of Alabama: automobile rust.

    (Can’t find the link to your “Fun Facts About The 50 States” for this one.)

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  3. I bought two pieces of that at a museum in Hastings, Nebraska, right around 1958.
    Wasn’t dangerous then, doubt it is now.

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  4. Dad worked for a “contractor” as a test engineer for 30 + years, was at White Sands NM often. Brought home some Trinitite that He said “Musta’ fell into his pockets” as it was illegal to remove or possess at the time.

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  5. There’s a new bumper sticker for JANEANE: “You can’t throw your child through Nuclear Glass!”

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  6. @1 – http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Isotopes_of_silicon

    Most radioactive isotopes of silicon have half-lives of less than 3 hours. They’d be safe to handle the next day.

    The one isotope that has a half-life of 153 years gives off its radiation through beta decay, not gamma or neutron, so it’s not particularly dangerous. Your normal street clothes will protect you from that

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  7. I’d like some to tape to my nut sack, for when the lights go out after the oncoming EMP. Sorry, sometimes I can’t help myself.

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  8. @12 – I assume you mean to say that you have a pet squirrel and you’re worried about locating his food supply in the dark?

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