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Home Brew Nuclear Fission

08/05/2011 3:53 AM

I was surprised this isn't in the News section yet ... ... mad scientists are still around! On the radio interview with Mr Handl I heard last night, he said he bought the Radium on eBay.

A Swedish man who tried to set up a nuclear reactor in his kitchen at home has admitted his plan was "crazy".

Richard Handl said he had just been "curious" and wanted to see if he would be able to split an atom.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-14406766

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08/05/2011 4:04 AM

According to radio news reports this morning, the individual was arrested after melting a hole in his cooker and phoning the authorities for help.

Murder Mystery Weekend in Scandinavia, anyone?

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08/05/2011 4:10 AM

That was after the Radium, Beryllium and Americum mix he was boiling in Sulphuric Acid exploded....

Authorities are deciding whether to charge him under the Nuclear Safety laws. As of last night, he has still to appoint a lawyer...

News reports this morning said that the authorities could not confirm or deny whether had had achieved his aim of splitting the atom

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08/05/2011 4:11 AM

Title should read FISSION.....

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08/05/2011 7:30 AM

I guess you were confised.

/I thought original posters were able to change the titles of their posts. Have you tried?

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08/05/2011 7:56 AM

I looked but couldn't find an edit button Guess I could ask SavvyExtra....

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08/05/2011 8:27 AM

You probably exceeded the 15 minute edit window. I've updated the title for you despite the misspelling of my user name.

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08/05/2011 1:38 PM

So, does this mean that LynDoor™ Industries might be wise to discontinue development of our Mr. Fusion, and revive the shelved Mr. Fission?

It appears this chap has been able to achieve one of our noble goals. How do we get ahold of him?

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08/05/2011 2:49 PM

I think I would have named Mr. Fission as Mrs. Fission, considering the action involved.

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08/05/2011 8:04 AM

In the US private fusion research is not illegal and there are a number of individuals that belong to the "The Club".

Fission is another matter.

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08/06/2011 1:21 AM

You don't suppose in all the conFusion that those in Sweden will come to the conclusion that the truth is stranger than Fission?

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08/06/2011 7:36 AM

I like this guy, he's punny.

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08/06/2011 8:21 AM

All wise-ass comments aside....

This silly Swede cannot achieve a nucear chain reaction because he is working with the wrong nuclear isotopes. Radium, Americanium (smoke detector materials) and others cannot sustain a chain reaction and generate large amounts of heat.

The only radioactive isotopes that have been turned into sizeable reactors are Uranium, Plutonium and Thorium.

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08/06/2011 12:02 PM

Very true, but, as they say, the guy may have a full six-pack - he just doesn't have the plastic thingy to hold it all together.

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08/06/2011 1:23 PM

Needs some ribs to go with that beer.

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