Wednesday, March 25, 2009

When Toy Sets Were Better and More Irradiatey

Behold the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab:

"The set came with four types of uranium ore, a beta-alpha source (Pb-210), a pure beta source (Ru-106), a gamma source (Zn-65?), a spinthariscope, a cloud chamber with its own short-lived alpha source (Po-210), an electroscope, a geiger counter, a manual, a comic book (Dagwood Splits the Atom) and a government manual 'Prospecting for Uranium.'"

(as seen on BoingBoing)

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