I Am Bored

Loads of viral videos, games, memes, lists and social networking for when you're bored. Updated every day, so visit often.
Latest Popular Most Bookmarked Most Emailed Top Rated My Favorites Random Chat
All Games Funny Entertainment Quizzes Weird Tech Lifestyle, Arts & Lit. News & Politics Science Sports Misc
T-Shirts   Submit Content  

Putting Radiation Exposure Into Perspective [Pic]

submitted by: fancylad
< Back Next >
Putting Radiation Exposure Into Perspective [Pic]. Wondering how much radiation is too much after the Japanese tsunami disaster? This chart might make you feel better.
+ Add to Favs
Hits: 33725 | Favorites: 17 | Emailed: 5 | Rating: 3.2 | Category: Science | Date: 03/21/2011
More Comments >

Female, 18-29, Western US
 584 Posts
Monday, March 28, 2011 11:14:36 PM

All you need to say is you'd die from hyperkalemia from ingesting too many bananas before ever dying from radiation poisoning.

Male, 13-17, Western US
 2810 Posts
Sunday, March 27, 2011 11:51:06 AM
Why not just give the scientists space suits? Surely +40 Rad resistance should give them more time

Male, 13-17, Europe
 304 Posts
Wednesday, March 23, 2011 1:08:52 PM
Hey this was done by xkcd guy!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12386 Posts
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 5:07:06 PM
[quote">Oh god.
I've just eaten fifty thousand bananas.

Time to put my affairs in order.[/quote">

I think you might pull through. According to this page you`d need to eat about 50 million bananas in one sitting to suffer radiation sickness.

Being the kind of person I am, I decided to see if I could find out how many banana-equivalents of radioactive potassium a person carries around with them in their body:

i) A banana contains about 420mg of Potassium.

ii) Humans are about 0.2% Potassium.

iii) The proportion of isotopes is the same in Potassium in humans as it is in Potassium in bananas.

So a 70Kg person contains 140g of Potassium, or 333 banana-equivalents.

Forget metric - let`s switch over to the banana units system!

Male, 40-49, Europe
 12386 Posts
Tuesday, March 22, 2011 4:53:42 PM
Ah, it's r66tramp, my own personal pet troll! Isn`t he cute? He loyally follows me around everywhere. It`s quite touching. I shall feed him cookies.

More Comments >

Bored | Suggest a Link | Contact I Am Bored | About I Am Bored | Link to I Am Bored | Live Submission | Privacy | TOS | Ad Choices | Copyright Policy |