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(BBC)   Radioactive rat blamed for latest Fukushima power outage. Japanese officials send in radioactive cats to deal with situation, put radioactive dogs on standby   (bbc.co.uk) divider line 72
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2013-03-20 09:08:58 PM  
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What a radioactive Godzilla may look like.
 
2013-03-20 09:10:58 PM  

Skyd1v: RatMaster999: Because People in power are Stupid: If you get bit by a radioactive rat -you will get secret Rat powers.

Sounds good to me.

I would want to know what the powers are, first.  The power to sense cheese?  Chew holes through electrical cords?  Make poo appear in a box of Lucky Charms?

I mean...we need to know these things beforehand.


The power to move your cinderblock house to the lee of the stone.
 
2013-03-20 09:21:39 PM  
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2013-03-20 09:28:52 PM  
What about radioactive pigs?

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2013-03-20 09:32:05 PM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: Speaking of radioactive cats - you may wind up with one if you have your cat treated for hypothyroidism.
I had a cat with this problem, and the vet gave me a couple of options. One treatment consists of giving the cat a pill once a day for the rest of its life. Since giving a pill to a cat can be a real pain in the ass, there is a second option.

This is to have the vet give the cat a dose of a radioactive isotope of Iodine. The Iodine goes straight to the cat's overactive thyroid and nukes it from within. No more treatments are needed, The radioactivity is then eliminated in the cat's poop.

The problem is that you now have to collect the cat's "hot" poop and take it back to the vet for proper disposal, You cannot just stick this poop in the trash. Many municipal waste treatment ops have a radiation detector that will go off and the plant has to be shut down while the trash men rummage through the pile looking for the source of the radiation, Needless to say, it get expensive and the trash guys will actually go looking for discarded envelopes with the cat poop so they can send the cleanup bill to the cat;s owner.


Kid, we found your name on a envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of radioactive cat shiat, and I just wanted to know if you had any information about it.
 
2013-03-20 09:43:14 PM  
I don't know why
She swallowed the fly
Perhaps she'll die glow in the dark
 
2013-03-20 10:02:35 PM  

Professor Science: Day_Old_Dutchie: Speaking of radioactive cats - you may wind up with one if you have your cat treated for hypothyroidism.
I had a cat with this problem, and the vet gave me a couple of options. One treatment consists of giving the cat a pill once a day for the rest of its life. Since giving a pill to a cat can be a real pain in the ass, there is a second option.

This is to have the vet give the cat a dose of a radioactive isotope of Iodine. The Iodine goes straight to the cat's overactive thyroid and nukes it from within. No more treatments are needed, The radioactivity is then eliminated in the cat's poop.

The problem is that you now have to collect the cat's "hot" poop and take it back to the vet for proper disposal, You cannot just stick this poop in the trash. Many municipal waste treatment ops have a radiation detector that will go off and the plant has to be shut down while the trash men rummage through the pile looking for the source of the radiation, Needless to say, it get expensive and the trash guys will actually go looking for discarded envelopes with the cat poop so they can send the cleanup bill to the cat;s owner.

Kid, Professor Manhattan, we found your name on a envelope at the bottom of a half a ton of radioactive cat shiat, and I just wanted to know if you had any information about it.


FTFY
 
2013-03-20 10:45:21 PM  
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2013-03-20 10:55:25 PM  

scottydoesntknow: Radioactive rats you say?

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Done in two.  This was supposed to be a ninja turtles thread.
 
2013-03-20 11:40:02 PM  
Came for a Looney Tunes reference, leaves disappointed
 
2013-03-21 12:08:39 AM  

The 4chan Psychiatrist: What about radioactive pigs?

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Does he also have a radioactive rod up his ass (as seen in the x-ray in the background) or has he been farking the pig?
 
2013-03-21 12:28:39 AM  

MrSteve007: Toshiro Mifune's Letter Opener: What we need are the radioactive dogs with radioactive bees in their radioactive mouths, and when they bark radioactively, they radioactively shoot radioactive bees at you.

We could just import some radioactive wasps from Washington State. There might already be a trade agreement in place. And I know Fukushima already has plenty of packs of radioactive dogs roaming around.


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/bee careful what you wish for.
 
2013-03-21 12:28:59 AM  
Did someone say radioactive rats?
 
2013-03-21 01:51:55 AM  
I would just send in a radioactive clown to deal with the problem. He may not be able to kill the bat, but he'll come damn close a few times.
 
2013-03-21 01:53:08 AM  

Capt. Sparkles: I would just send in a radioactive clown to deal with the problem. He may not be able to kill the bat, but he'll come damn close a few times.


Goddammit I thought it said "bat." Nevermind...

/long night
//no sleep
 
2013-03-21 03:18:22 AM  

RatMaster999: doglover: Rats have incredibly fast life cycles relative to humans.

Radiation that isn't immediately fatal punches holes in DNA, causing microscopic injuries one cell at a time that eventually become cancerous tumors.

Because of their short life cycle, rats are basically immune to this kind of damage as they die of old age or misadventure around the same time the radiation tumors would be starting to become problematic.

Unfortunately, that's not also true of other kinds of tumors...


How could you let this happen, RatMaster999?
 
2013-03-21 03:53:48 AM  

Abacus9: RatMaster999: doglover: Rats have incredibly fast life cycles relative to humans.

Radiation that isn't immediately fatal punches holes in DNA, causing microscopic injuries one cell at a time that eventually become cancerous tumors.

Because of their short life cycle, rats are basically immune to this kind of damage as they die of old age or misadventure around the same time the radiation tumors would be starting to become problematic.

Unfortunately, that's not also true of other kinds of tumors...

How could you let this happen, RatMaster999?


She was supposed to sniff around and let me know how the repairs seemed to be going.  If I'd studied reactors better, I could've told her what to watch out for to avoid getting hurt.  It's all my fault.

/yes, judging by the body and what I know of rat behaviors, I'm pretty certain its a female
 
2013-03-21 04:00:17 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: The problem is that you now have to collect the cat's "hot" poop and take it back to the vet for proper disposal, You cannot just stick this poop in the trash. Many municipal waste treatment ops have a radiation detector that will go off and the plant has to be shut down while the trash men rummage through the pile looking for the source of the radiation, Needless to say, it get expensive and the trash guys will actually go looking for discarded envelopes with the cat poop so they can send the cleanup bill to the cat;s owner.


So the lesson is, if you want to throw radioactive stuff in the trash, be sure to recycle all of your mail?
 
2013-03-21 04:57:19 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: You guys and your nuclear energy panic mongering.


As a member of the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps and an owner the same type of Geiger counter use by Safecast to monitor Fukushima fallout, I can tell you that bananas are very, very, disappointingly, NON-radioactive.  I've never been able to detect radiation from bananas above background levels.  Maybe you need to peal them and/or mash them up or burn them to ashes and chemically extract the potassium or something, i dunno.  Now potassium chloride will make it click a little faster.  You can find it in the form of salt substitute (like Nu-Salt) as a powder but that's a little messy to measure.
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Potassium gluconate pills don't make a mess and you can pour them out of the bottle, make your Geiger counter click, then put the back into the bottle without contaminating anything.

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Scientists can make insanely huge potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals.  This one took 2 months to grow (half the time it usually takes) and weighs 600 lbs.
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Safecast tells me that one of these Kickstarter, Geiger counters is going to be mine as a thank you for sending them a pile of money to help them design it.
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Everything RatMaster999 said about rats is accurate.  Rats are cancer magnets but it's hard for them to get cancer from radiation, even when living near ground zero of thermonuclear tests sites.  They only live a few years so they don't have time to get the type of long term diseases that kill humans.
 
2013-03-21 07:37:27 AM  

Bermuda59: More possible band names "Radioactive Rat"  &  "Fukushima Power Outage"




Nuclear Power Fuk
 
2013-03-21 08:08:56 AM  

dbrunker: AverageAmericanGuy: You guys and your nuclear energy panic mongering.

As a member of the Radiation Response Volunteer Corps and an owner the same type of Geiger counter use by Safecast to monitor Fukushima fallout, I can tell you that bananas are very, very, disappointingly, NON-radioactive.  I've never been able to detect radiation from bananas above background levels.  Maybe you need to peal them and/or mash them up or burn them to ashes and chemically extract the potassium or something, i dunno.  Now potassium chloride will make it click a little faster.  You can find it in the form of salt substitute (like Nu-Salt) as a powder but that's a little messy to measure.
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Potassium gluconate pills don't make a mess and you can pour them out of the bottle, make your Geiger counter click, then put the back into the bottle without contaminating anything.

[farm4.staticflickr.com image 240x320]

Scientists can make insanely huge potassium dihydrogen phosphate crystals.  This one took 2 months to grow (half the time it usually takes) and weighs 600 lbs.
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Safecast tells me that one of these Kickstarter, Geiger counters is going to be mine as a thank you for sending them a pile of money to help them design it.
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Everything RatMaster999 said about rats is accurate.  Rats are cancer magnets but it's hard for them to get cancer from radiation, even when living near ground zero of thermonuclear tests sites.  They only live a few years so they don't have time to get the type of long term diseases that kill humans.




How close do you have to be to get a reading differential?
 
2013-03-21 09:33:02 AM  
 
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