Friday, 15 February 2008

how to turn lead into gold

Step one: stow lead ingots on a Roman freighter.
Step two: sink the freighter off Sardinia.
Step three: wait two-thousand years.
Step four: profit!

Apparently, this economic model also works for WWI German warships.

Who knew radioactive metal was such a widespread problem? It's nice to be reminded once more of the unintended consequences of nuclear testing--especially given how insane the intended consequences already were.

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