A Swedish man has been arrested for illegally being in possession of radium, uranium and americium; in an attempt to split atoms in his kitchen.
That's a very interesting hobby to try picking up.
I hope this guy wore protective clothing before blowing up stuff.
Shouldn't they follow up and question him from where he got access to these radioactive materials?
Maybe he could have been working in a lab where it's available. Carrying it home would then be a violation.
you get in trouble for doing this like this? good to know i was gonna try to build a super sub woofer/speaker that would kill the circuit breaker in my house but now i will look up if its legal or something.
Unless you're building the subwoofer out of radioactive materials, I wouldn't worry too much about it...
I wouldn't be surprised if this story blows up.
If it does, I was not responsible. *runs away*
But if it goes nuclear then you'd get all the points. *shares link on G+*
Wow, this guy calls the police to see if what he is doing is ok, and instead of telling him its not, and confiscating all his stuff, they arrest him and try to convict him.
It's a hazardous substance that is illegal for non military or commercial energy purposes, there is a good reason it is not available at every corner store. Take your pick, potential use for a primitive dirty bomb or causing innocent people to get sick from radiation exposure. He likely ignored his countries laws and has to pay the penalty, since the tag line of the article said illegal possession, why the surprise he was arrested. Next i except to read people questioning why the police arrested a man trying to create anti-matter in his kitchen, some people.
in South Africa you could get natural uranium in Northern Cape as they mine it there
South Africa. Nuff said. Are you guys seriously debating if its ok to freaking own uranium? I dont even...
Man, you need a really sharp knife to do that.
even a 5 years old know u can't split atoms with knife
Hey, what's that? Oh it's a joke flying over Grip's head
5 year olds know about atoms nowadays?
well yah kids now days know everything did u think they r stupid ??
It was a joke dummy...
well i got to tell u it's bad joke dummy..
wow cant believe you don't know what a joke or sarcasm is.
Come on guys, that was a funny joke... given that the uranium was in ball form :P
You know he was joking right? Maybe it was one of those super fancy ginsu knives they sell on the home shopping channel?
You know what youre doing when you cut something with a knife? Youre splitting atoms and molecules dummy!
@Imalwaysright - Haha? Another joke?
@ Racer-X Do you know what a steak is? Its meat, if you use a microscope you will see cells. Inside those cells you will notice things like a nucleous, mytocondries etc, Inside the nucleous there is DNA and ARN wich are proteins composed by aminoacids... adenine, cytosine, thymine guanine and finally molecules wich are formed by atoms that are composed by quarks. When you cut a steak with a knife the cut, believe it or not, its made on a molecular level thats why you end up with 2 different pieces, one that is on your plate and one that you put on your mouth that gives you energy to function as a living being.
@Imalwaysright o_O I hope your joking, when you cut a steak you're not 'splitting atoms'.... you are merely pulling clusters of atoms away from each other. The sharp end of a knife is much, much wider than an atom.
If jimmy Neutron can be split by a knife so can an atom.
@Imalwaysright - you must be joking right? Your knife merely moves one set of atoms apart from the other. If in theory you split atoms cutting steaks, you'd be dead from the burst of energy release.
You can get Americium out of the usual household smoke detector.
most people collect stamps or bottlecaps, splitting atoms is new
He did the right thing by contacting the authorities to find out if what he was doing was legal or not, And bastards arrest him!? what kind of insentive is that for other people to contact them or come clean? Im sure the next guy who plans to split the atom in his kitchen will keep his mouth shut.
There are actually organizations that do such things on the personal/hobby level. Each member just needs to seek authorization first before conducting any experiments.
Lol, good point. Now the inexperienced might just hide their experiments and do potentially bad things without checking to see if it is okay first. Hopefully they will just check before they start their dangerous experiments. Personally, I am happy people are actually doing some interesting things with their time rather than watching some BS on TV. I wish more people would experiment and educate themselves, provided it is done safely.
I enjoy how people are debating something that could potentially bring about the apocalypse in an internet comment thread. I really hope the last thing I see isn't eedjits arguing 'each to his own' and 'IMHO' over whether or not it's ok to bear nukes before the flash occurs.
if u havent noticed... the guy was just playing dumb.. he contacted authorities probably cause one of the people on his internet thread were going to rat him out. If hes smart enough to split freakn atoms.. hes smart enough to know hes putting people around him at risk... with radiation poisoning... and maybe a meltdown?
He should've contacted them before obtaining the materials.
I'll be dam...if this man was exposed to too much gamma rays, and then he turns in to incredible hulk and bust out of jail.
where did he obtain these illegal substances is my question. Should someone not be worried about terrorisms?
Of course someone should be worried. I mean, you just don't go to the store and purchase radium/ uranium; which isn't an easy to obtain. That some powerful stuff; no one in their right mind should ever play with toxic chemical such as radium and uranium. Just Imagine... if Osama bin laden got a hold of radium and uranium. He would make 911 look like child play.
as a dead man he wont be doing much himself
Ha, nice pic, happens to be my background
mine too lol
I wonder if he wore his tinfoil shield to protect his nuts. lol is it a good idea to microwave this...
even terrorists don't blog about there status
I don't think this dude would have got caught if he didn't notify the authorities...at least it may have taken a much longer time.
He was in the kitchen? Are they sure it wasn't a woman?
Splitting atoms eh? Sounds like their going to split his atoms in jail:).
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