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Forgotten History – The Strange Tale of Seaborg’s Plutonium

First Plutonium Sample

Hang around on this planet long enough and some pretty strange tales are bound to come your way. A while back, one strange tale was sent in by reader Batshitbox. It’s the strange tale of the very first measurable sample of Plutonium 239 and how it was lost, then found again. All thanks to some quick thinking by a University of California employee that saved it from potential destruction.

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Technostalgia

Divert Your Course

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There’s an old joke about a US Navy ship trying to order a lighthouse to divert course. The purpose of the joke is to remind you that no matter how big you are there’s usually something bigger. That something bigger for those responsible for the safe travel of a ship is called “land”, and the lighthouse used to be how they know where land is.

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