Radioactive ball bearing kills scientists in the 1940s


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4 Jun 2021
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This Thoughty2 video is about the spherical plutonium core of the third nuclear bomb intended for Japan at the end of the second world war (thankfully not needed as Japan surrendered) and how its misuse through negligence killed at least two scientists. It's since been dubbed the Demon Core, a very appropriate name.

Modern health and safety procedures might be a pita in general, but it's consequences like this that make them all worth it.

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