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  1. SpunkyTWS

    "The radioactive materials which are included are not harmful."

    Unlike, say, a spinthariscope included with boxes of Kix cereal which contained a sample of polonium that only had a half life of 138 days. Talk about something that could put your eye out!

    As a young teenager I became intensely fascinated by radioactivity after reading Danny Dunn & The Fossil Cave. Alas I was born too late to get a chemistry set that included samples of radium and uranium.

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