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Thursday, January 22, 2009

WTF Thursday

Hello, and welcome to the first ever (and possibly last ever) installment of WTF Thursday! Today's first ever WTF Thursday will feature a photo search!

Can you spot the plutonium sample in this photo?? If there even a plutonium sample in this photo? And is it weapons grade plutonium or just that cheap ass "made in China" Wal-Mart plutonium? If there is any plutonium in the photo, is it historic plutonium??

Ill let you look at it for a minute and decide.


The answer is......YES! There is in fact plutonium in the above photo. It was found inside that rusty ass safe. So where is it? You see that bottle to the right? Next to the funnel looking thing? With the orange stain? Well there you go!

And yes, it is weapons grade - as opposed to fuel grade or power grade. The "cheap ass made in China Wal-Mart grade" option was only there to trick you. Wal-Mart does not sell that stuff. And I am sure that if China is making the stuff it is of good quality.

UNLIKE the cheap ass megaphone I bought that needs to be returned because it is a cheap peice of shit that did not work properly out of the box. OH and the colored pencils I bought that can not be sharpened because the graphite breaks off if you try.

And finally - it is historic. It is a sample of the first plutonium ever refined anywhere in the world. A sample of the same shit in world's first plutonium atomic bomb, dropped on the Japanese city of Nagasaki. The other bomb was made with uranium by the way.

So what was it doing in what appears to be a plastic or glass bottle inside a rusty ass old safe? Good question. The site was apparently used to make a lot of radioactive shit. It is in Washington State, right on the Columbia River. Due to lax regulations and safety procedures - shit was just dumped here and there. Some into the river, some was just buried on site. The safe turned up during the ongoing cleanup of the place.

The very brief "nothing to worry about here! Move along now" article - with cool photos - is HERE.

And that is todays WTF Thursday post.

Thanks to Left Wing Nutjob for somehow uncovering this little tidbit.


Blogger M@ said...

OK, folks. Shows over.... You don't have to go home but you can't stay here. Seriously, you can't stay here.

Blogger The Lazy Iguana said...

Says the man in the special radiation proof suit.....

Who the fuck puts a plutonium sample in a regular steel safe?? That thing was probably in someone's office. It looks like a safe someone would get to keep their homeowners insurance papers in for crying out loud! IT HAD WHEELS ON IT!!!! WHEELS! IT WAS PORTABLE!!

And some ass hat put 400 ml of highly dangerous weapons grade material in it. Awesome. It is really amazing we came out on top of the cold war.....

Blogger Fuzz said...

Aww, what's a little plutonium more or less?


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