Dangerous Toys

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Hello all! It’s been quite a while due to the holidays, but I’m back online and doing fine. I hope all of you had a great holiday season.

And after all this time, what do I have for you? The 10 most dangerous toys of all time, of course!

It’s amusing, though the descriptions of consequences can be a bit frightening at times. Have a look.

Radar Online

My favorite has to be the Gilbert U-238 Atomic Energy Lab.

For a mere $49.50, the kit came complete with three “very low-level” radioactive sources, a Geiger-Mueller radiation counter, a Wilson Cloud Chamber (to see paths of alpha particles), a Spinthariscope (to see “live” radioactive disintegration), four samples of Uranium-bearing ores, and an Electroscope to measure radioactivity.

And what nuclear lab for kids would be complete without an Atomic Energy Manual and Learn How Dagwood Splits the Atom comic book? (The latter was written with the help of General Leslie Groves, director of the Manhattan Project.)

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