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(ITV)   The metal in your belt comes from "radioactive sources [that] are sometimes accidentally melted at the same time"   (itv.com) divider line 40
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2013-05-28 09:17:43 AM
metal-studded belts? Is this article from the 80's?
 
2013-05-28 09:17:52 AM
Metal studded belt that's radioactive?

I say let them wear it and take care of our douche populations.
 
2013-05-28 09:18:43 AM
Thats so metal.
 
2013-05-28 09:22:39 AM
49 people now have an increased chance of developing hipster super powers. What's the problem here?
 
2013-05-28 09:22:53 AM
That's why I wear an extension cord as a belt.
 
2013-05-28 09:22:58 AM
I bet they sold all 20 of them in Saint Albans, Vermont.
A town mysteriously stuck in the 1980s.
In.
the twilight zone.
 
2013-05-28 09:26:38 AM
On the plus side, after wearing your Cobalt-60 contaminated belt two inches away from your junk, you now don't need to worry about getting a vasectomy.
 
2013-05-28 09:28:18 AM
Who the fark is "ASOS"?
 
2013-05-28 09:30:34 AM

GoldDude: On the plus side, after wearing your Cobalt-60 contaminated belt two inches away from your junk, you now don't need to worry about getting a vasectomy.


After it gives you testicular cancer and have to have them removed.
 
2013-05-28 09:32:42 AM
That's why I stick to onions.

/It was the style at the time
 
2013-05-28 09:33:25 AM
Instead of "...radioactive sources [that] are sometimes..." why not "...radioactive sources [whatever "that" replaces] are sometimes..."?  Every time I see a quote that has a word in brackets, I wonder why the word in brackets was used instead of the quote as it actually was said and I wonder why, if there was a good reason, why the quote as it was actually said isn't provided.
 
2013-05-28 09:33:40 AM
What do glowing nuts have to do with the Duchess of Cornwall?
 
2013-05-28 09:38:19 AM
This is why he wears a rope belt...

manhattman.com
 
2013-05-28 09:38:58 AM

GoldDude: On the plus side, after wearing your Cobalt-60 contaminated belt two inches away from your junk, you now don't need to worry about getting a vasectomy.


It could also impart it with Spiderman-like superpowers, which might come in handy.
 
2013-05-28 09:40:05 AM
Wait, I think I remember this episode of House?
 
2013-05-28 09:45:30 AM
4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-05-28 09:46:13 AM
Up and atom!
 
2013-05-28 09:46:17 AM

vudukungfu: I bet they sold all 20 of them in Saint Albans, Vermont.
A town mysteriously stuck in the 1980s.
In.
the twilight zone.


To fair to the town I live in, we are slowly moving into the meth lab and face stabbing zone.
 
2013-05-28 09:47:23 AM

GoldDude: On the plus side, after wearing your Cobalt-60 contaminated belt two inches away from your junk, you now don't need to worry about getting a vasectomy.


I don't know, the mutation it caused has lead to an increase in demand
 
2013-05-28 09:53:27 AM
Is that an Onion article? What the hell, it read like one....
 
2013-05-28 10:02:56 AM
We had a whole shipment of 2.5" stainless steel bars come into the shop that were contaminated with cobalt-60 and probably some other stuff. We noticed this because we got a foot of snow over a long weekend and everything was covered except them. I showed my boss that shiat and he called the supplier, who then came out with a Geiger counter and then split after telling us not to use it, after I'd already turned a whole bar. The next day a large truck showed up and two dudes in Rad suits picked it up with their crane and put it on the truck after wrapping it in this heavy cloth shiat, took all the chips in the chip bin and the parts I'd already made. They wanted to take the lathe too but my boss told them to go to hell.

I had to go to a doctors office for a year just to see if I showed any traces of exposure, which I hadn't.
 
2013-05-28 10:06:41 AM

Anastacya: Is that an Onion article? What the hell, it read like one....


I submitted the direct link to the article referenced as well but the mods must have not appreciated my glowing nuts headline...

Guardian
 
2013-05-28 10:08:12 AM

Deathfrogg: We had a whole shipment of 2.5" stainless steel bars come into the shop that were contaminated with cobalt-60 and probably some other stuff. We noticed this because we got a foot of snow over a long weekend and everything was covered except them. I showed my boss that shiat and he called the supplier, who then came out with a Geiger counter and then split after telling us not to use it, after I'd already turned a whole bar. The next day a large truck showed up and two dudes in Rad suits picked it up with their crane and put it on the truck after wrapping it in this heavy cloth shiat, took all the chips in the chip bin and the parts I'd already made. They wanted to take the lathe too but my boss told them to go to hell.

I had to go to a doctors office for a year just to see if I showed any traces of exposure, which I hadn't.


Where were they sourced from? China?
 
2013-05-28 10:12:49 AM
Is that a radioactive belt buckle or are you just happy to see me?
 
2013-05-28 10:21:45 AM

SDRR: .

Where were they sourced from? China?


Mexico.
 
2013-05-28 10:24:04 AM

SDRR: Deathfrogg: We had a whole shipment of 2.5" stainless steel bars come into the shop that were contaminated with cobalt-60 and probably some other stuff. We noticed this because we got a foot of snow over a long weekend and everything was covered except them. I showed my boss that shiat and he called the supplier, who then came out with a Geiger counter and then split after telling us not to use it, after I'd already turned a whole bar. The next day a large truck up and two dudes in Rad suits picked it up with their crane and put it on the truck after wrapping it in this heavy cloth shiat, took all the chips in the chip bin and the parts I'd already made. They wanted to take the lathe too but my boss told them to go to hell.

I had to go to a doctors office for a year just to see if I showed any traces of exposure, which I hadn't.

Where were they sourced from? China?


Cobalt is used to make heat-resistant tool steels.  The stable isotope is cobalt-59.

Somewhere up the supply chain, some repurposed metal which had been irradiated got mixed into the normal stuff.  Could have been from an old gamma source that was too cold to be used in medical or industrial imaging, but still hot enough to melt snow.
 
2013-05-28 10:25:27 AM
Aaaw, but I just ordered mine from the Sears Catalog.

i138.photobucket.com
 
2013-05-28 10:34:50 AM

FrancoFile:

Cobalt is used to make heat-resistant tool steels.  The stable isotope is cobalt-59.

Somewhere up the supply chain, some repurposed metal which had been irradiated got mixed into the normal stuff.  Could have been from an old gamma source that was too cold to be used in medical or industrial imaging, but still hot enough to melt snow.


We use cobalt High Speed Steel for all of our drills and planer bits. Cobalt is also a small ingredient in ferrensitic stainless steels as a hardener. The steel we got wasn't "warm" really, but never got cold enough to let the snow settle on it even after sitting in the yard for a week and a half. It was really weird to see snow on everything after the new years break, except for those bars of steel.
 
2013-05-28 10:34:56 AM

hinten: Anastacya: Is that an Onion article? What the hell, it read like one....

I submitted the direct link to the article referenced as well but the mods must have not appreciated my glowing nuts headline...

Guardian


Thank you for that link (I would've voted for a glowing nuts headline but sadly I'm only a Farker Lite). I am still shaking my head; the whole thing seems like some sort of demented April Fool's Day joke.
 
2013-05-28 10:57:00 AM

IT'S HIP THRUSTIN' TIME!!!


www.starstore.com

 
2013-05-28 11:04:26 AM
Uravan, Colorado, 81422

I saw ASOS' buyers snooping around here a while back

wwwp.dailyclimate.org

Uravan = Uranium + Vanadium
 
2013-05-28 11:09:03 AM

The Pope of Manwich Village: 49 people now have an increased chance of developing hipster super powers cancer. What's the problem here?

 
2013-05-28 11:48:59 AM
Unavailable for comment

www.startrek.com


/hot like radium
 
2013-05-28 12:40:53 PM
There are many perfectly good uses for radioactively contaminated steel, for example, railroad rails. No one is licking or lying on the rails, and you would not believe the hazardous chemical crap that drops on them daily. Radioactive clothing? That's just unnecessary. Unless of course it's part of ObamaCare...
 
2013-05-28 01:14:27 PM
just saw noir film 'City of Fear' w/Vince Edwards, running around LA with a cannister of.....COBALT-60!!!!!!
 
2013-05-28 01:49:18 PM
www.unitednuclear.com
 
2013-05-28 02:45:27 PM
They laughed at me when I showed up wearing Sansabelt slacks.  Well who's laughing now?
 
2013-05-28 03:19:44 PM
So that's why I have this mutant growing out of my belly...

24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-05-28 07:58:33 PM
Once had a German supplier suggest we put a geiger counter to Chinese Powder Injected Molded product, and do the same with his. LOL, those people are trying to kill us.
 
2013-05-28 08:37:29 PM
Does my radioactive belt give me all the super powers that can be related to songs by Foreigner?
 
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