Radioactive Toys

Did you know that the marbles you used to play with were possibly radioactive?
Did you know that your grandmother’s ‘depression glass’ contained uranium?

Radioactive Bananas?

This video is made by a very scientifically minded gentleman who walks you through his method for detecting the radioactive potassium 40 in bananas.

All bananas contain potassium (‘K’ in the periodic chart). All potassium contains 93+ % Potassium 39 which is stable potassium, and approximately 6% of the isotope, Potassium 41.
Potassium also contains a tiny fraction of the radioactive isotope of potassium, Potassium 40 (K40).

Potassium 40 undergoes three forms of decay, beta -, rarely beta+, and electron capture.

Watch the video to see more. The author also lists his calculations and sources for equipment.

Radioactivity of common items demo

The BBC’s Dr. Yan puts on a little quiz show in Covent Garden Market, London for passers by. We find out just how much the average shopper knows about radiation. People are often surprised when they find out that many everyday objects are radioactive – including food!

The Brazil Nuts he tests here are radioactive but not from radium – the ones from Brazil are. This is due to the extensive root system of the Brazil Nut tree and the fact that there is Uranium in the soil in the Brazilian rainforest.

 

Nite Glow Rings

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Nite-Glow keyrings are a popular brand of tritium powered glowing keyring.

You can buy these from Amazon.com anywhere in the European Union.
Supplies are limited, so get yours now.

Features

  • Glowring Safety Marker
  • With a split ‘keyring’ to attach to keys, bags, etc…
  • Use them to mark equipment or personal property you may need to find quickly in the dark
  • Can be submerged underwater to a depth of 30 metres
  • Will glow reliably and without recharging for 10 years if the outer casing is not damaged

Tritium Keyrings

Glowing Tritium Keyrings make a fantastic present. People are amazed that such a product is even available to the general public.

If you have a techie or technology lover in your life, this is the present that the want. These keyrings are the coolest gadget since smart phones.

They are also practical, no more fumbling for your keys in a dark room. For ladies, it makes them easier to find in a dark handbag.


Original Nite Glowring keyring – NEW Clear Case – illuminates for up to ten years – Glow (Yellow)

 

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You can buy these tritium keychains online at Amazon.com right now.

 

Please check back soon as we will be expanding our assortment of tritium keychains, keyrings and other gadgets.

 

These make excellent presents for the guy or gal who has everything and likes unique, one-of-a-kind or high tech gadgets. The coolness factor is high in these keychains!

 

These products ship from the UK to anywhere inside the European Union.

 

Tritium keychains are not generally available in the United States.