December 12, 2006

Spy Ku* Random Eleven


Loss - MULL HISTORICAL SOCIETY
Bridge - PAGE FRANCE
Listen - DEAD HEART BLOOM
Years and Years - LYLAS
Breeze Black Night - THE DITTY BOPS
Perch Modifier - WOODEN WAND
Hills - THAO NGUYEN
La Lune - MUTUAL ADMIRATION SOCIETY
Cover Yr. Eyes - LOIS
Follow Me - THE SOFTIES
Brainiac's Daughter - THE DUKES OF STRATOSPHEAR


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polonium punch
afterglow of sweet revenge
a drink best served cold

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Polonium is Nasty. You can easy kill an international spy with just a small sample of it in a drop of water that perhaps finds it's way into his martini, maybe. Not that I have any knowledge of such a plot, or even of the seven dour conspirators who met in a Belarussian cafe last April to finalize details in a hushed urgent manner. No, I am a humble cobbler, concerned only with feet.


Polonium (Polonium-210)is the first element discovered by Pierre and Marie Curie when they were trying to find out why pitchblend was radioactive. It is a byproduct of the decay of naturally occurring Uranium-238 so it can be found in nature but in extremely small quantities. Uranium decay only produces a relatively small amount, and what little it creates has a half-life of only 138 days.

This versatile little radioactive killer is one of the elements under investigation as a heating source for space missions because it gives off so much radiation that half a gram in a capsule heats up to 500 degrees C.

Everything you wanted to know about Polonium, but were afraid to ask: X

4 Comments:

At 4:52 PM, Blogger Omni said...

I hope that you and your family are having an excellent holiday season!! xo

 
At 9:55 PM, Anonymous Mike Sheffler said...

Did they at least buy shoes?

 
At 10:25 PM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

Well, shoes that are phones, yes.

 
At 9:51 PM, Blogger Don Sheffler said...

Omni, same to you, I hope you and all yours are healthy and happy this year and have a great holiday season.

 

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