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Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

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A Swedish man has been arrested after attempting to split atoms in his kitchen, claiming that he was only doing it as a “hobby”.
Link: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/news...s-kitchen.html

I leave it to a mod to decide if this should go under "Headline of the day" or "WTF of the day" threads... I couldn't decide...

If the guy had succeeded, I can only think that he would have been a shoe-in for the GOAT Darwin Award...
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Old 04.08.2011, 12:12
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

"Handl, 31, said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove."

"Although he says police didn’t detect dangerous levels of radiation in his
apartment, he now acknowledges the project wasn’t such a good idea."


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Old 04.08.2011, 12:13
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

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"Handl, 31, said he had tried for months to set up a nuclear reactor at home and kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove."

"Although he says police didn’t detect dangerous levels of radiation in his
apartment, he now acknowledges the project wasn’t such a good idea."



so he was after the 1.21 gigawatts?
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Old 04.08.2011, 12:18
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

/quietly turns off the home-made fusion generator
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

I split a tomme every week in my kitchen.
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

The comments added under the article are so very amusing!!!
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Old 04.08.2011, 12:36
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

At the bottom of the article there's a link to "Related news", and this was among them: "Scientists close in on GOD particle".



Isn't it annoying how they "idiotize" scientific findings with the headlines ? Just like this:

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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

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Just like this:

yeah, only hackers don't watch TV but get their news off Twitter and the like.
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

They've been doing this sort of thing in Manchester for years:



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hahaha people are blond and computer experts are burnettes.
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The comments added under the article are so very amusing!!!
Yep

"It was the smell of fission chips that gave it away"
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Re: Swedish man arrested after trying to split atoms in his kitchen

He was just taking it to the next level. Bound to happen.
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