Wednesday, June 20, 2007

FDR and the Pentagon

Slate has an interesting little piece about the influence that FDR had on the design and location of the Pentagon. An interesting little book could probably be assembled on the architectural work and interests of FDR.

Friday, June 15, 2007

This Old Hot House

Ever casually browse around antique shops and flea markets on the weekend?

Ever wonder if you're getting radiated with some of the antiques?

Most folks have heard about the radioactive properties of some old Fiestaware, which used uranium for that pretty red-orange glow, or how Vaseline glass glows under a UV light. But there are other old antiques that give you more radiation than several chest x-rays.

Slate has an article on finding radioactive antiques on ebay.