Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Pancakes That Glow

A Swedish man has been arrested for trying to build a nuclear reactor in his kitchen.

He was harvesting nuclear materials from smoke alarms and old clocks.

He said, “I wanted to see if it was possible to split the atom in the kitchen.”

You have to wonder if it really started with a couple of his kids asking, “Daddy, we love chicken tenders and pancakes. Can you make them
glow in the dark?”
After triggering a minor explosion he decided to call authorities about his work.

This situation can be seen in a lot of ways:
- If you are going to do something monumentally stupid do you call attention to it?
- Some good ideas are going to go wrong. Accept it, change it, move on.
- Curiosity is a good thing…but, damn!
- It’s probably good if some food can’t be seen in the dark.

The guy has been released from jail and said he’d limit his future explorations to “theoretical” nuclear physics.

Which one of the four reasons above seem to fit something you're doing right now?

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