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Undark And The Radium Girls [Pic+]

Hits: 7406 | Rating: (2.4) | Category: Technology | Added by: Squrlz4Sale
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Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Monday, May 06, 2013 8:17:57 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
 1385 Posts
Monday, May 06, 2013 5:17:22 AM
I saw an item about it in "Dark Matters" Dark Matters, Twisted But True s2e11,

ferdyfred
Male, 40-49, Europe
 10633 Posts
Sunday, May 05, 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
 415 Posts
Sunday, May 05, 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 04, 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.

sutra46
Female, 40-49, Asia
 2466 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 6:54:54 PM
Great post, more of this please.

Not decay & horrible death but you know QI

turdburglar
Male, 30-39, Western US
 3590 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 4:43:40 PM

Greed and corruption. It's sad that some will go so far for money and power. People are bastards.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 2:41:32 PM
Thanks, Ani. I was delighted to see it go up--wasn't sure it would make the cut due to the amount of reading required. I read somewhere that someone's made a play out of the story. Kudos to the mod or Fancy for doing the research and coming up with that photo.

katluver
Male, 18-29, Eastern US
 321 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 2:37:02 PM
It is from ... gah! Brain fart.. It was on Science.. Oh, "Dark Matters"

Ani187
Female, 30-39, Midwest US
 4542 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 2:31:55 PM
Wow. Nice post, Squrlz. What a sad story. Where is the picture for this link from? Looks like a scene from a play.

Squrlz4Sale
Male, 40-49, Eastern US
 6018 Posts
Saturday, May 04, 2013 2:11:17 PM
Link: Undark And The Radium Girls [Pic+] [Rate Link] - A sad and fascinating story of some casualties of the American watchmaking industry.


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