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Undark And The Radium Girls [Pic+]

A sad and fascinating story of some casualties of the American watchmaking industry.

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Undark And The Radium Girls [Pic+]. A sad and fascinating story of some casualties of the American watchmaking industry.
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Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, May 6, 2013 8:17:56 AM
@ Katluver and MrAtari: Thanks for the info and link for the "Dark Matters" episode. Just watched it; really good.

MrAtari
Male, 30-39, Europe
 1406 Posts
Monday, May 6, 2013 5:17:21 AM
I saw an item about it in "Dark Matters" Dark Matters, Twisted But True s2e11,

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 11186 Posts
Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:55:39 PM
All completely bang on
watched a recent rerun of QI
and this was being discussed
fascinating stuff, good post there squirlz

spanz
Male, 50-59, Eastern US
 435 Posts
Sunday, May 5, 2013 10:59:21 AM
true stuff. Back in the 1970's the army went around and collected ALL of the radium painted dials in any aircraft in US museums. When you see an old aircraft now on display, often there is a big hole in the middle of the display panel!

MrPeabody
Male, 30-39, Eastern US
 1795 Posts
Saturday, May 4, 2013 9:15:36 PM
I read somewhere that someone's made a play out of the story.


They did, but it was a short run because all the actors got cancer and died.

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