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On My Holiday List

For now, anyway, this seems to be available at Amazon:

Radioactive sample of uranium ore. Useful for testing Geiger Counters. License exempt. Uranium ore sample sizes vary. Shipped in labeled metal container as shown. Shipping Information: We are always in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low level radioactive materials. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52. Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.

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  1. Steven M.

    This is my favorite amazon listing, but only because of the user pics below the main image: Steering Wheel Desk http://amzn.com/B000IZGIA8

  2. danceswithvowels

    Observation being an intrusive act, the product is now “not currently available.” You can still obtain yellowcake in bulk …

  3. Butters

    I’m sure this won’t put you on any watch lists…

  4. Sandy

    Hilarious, and for the connoisseur of Amazon reviews, I do recommend  Tuscan Whole Milk.  

  5. Aaron Miller

    Found in the grocery section, under Halal?

  6. Gus Marvinson

    And how did you come across this, Rob? Hmmmm?

  7. BrentB67

    What every kid wants for Christmas. Look Mom and Dad I made the cat glow in the dark!

  8. Crow

    Have you checked the Reviews section of the page?

    15.3 of 15.3 million people found the following review helpful

    5.0 out of 5 stars 

    By Ayatollah Khamenei

    Format: Little Boy Edition|Amazon Verified Purchase

    The license exemption is just what we were looking for! A great addition to our nuclear w̶e̶a̶p̶o̶n̶s̶ power program.

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  9. John Walker

    United Nuclear has a variety of uranium ore and isotope check sources available for online ordering (the isotopes can be shipped only within the United States).  I use a 5 microcurie Cæsium-137 check source like this in my HotBits random number generator, which has been accessible on the Web since 1996.

  10. Casey

    As long as they ship it in a blister pack I don’t think we have anything to worry about.

  11. Jim Chase

    I’d rather have some plutonium to power the nuclear reactor that energizes a flux capacitor … which of course is what makes time travel possible.

  12. jmelvin

    Once you get your Geiger counter calibrated with your Christmas gift take it (Geiger counter) over to the potatoes, bananas, smoke alarms and various other household items to measure the radioactivity found in each!

  13. Pseudodionysius

    Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.

    Its nice that the Iranians have surplus material to give away; just in time for Christmas with the Infidels. 

  14. HeartofAmerica

    Dang it…now you’ve spoiled the surprise!

  15. Cornelius Julius Sebastian

    I hope to God that is some giant NSA/CIA sting operation….

  16. Pseudodionysius

    Does it come in a yummy Acai berry flavor?

  17. Edward Dentzel

    Do you think it would run a DeLorean? Oh wait, that was plutonium. Still . . . do you think it would run a DeLorean?

  18. Eeyore

    Cool, Rob. Just now my Ricochet sidebar AdChoices ad was from Amazon, including the Uranium in the product rotation, along with a magnetic anomaly UFO detector.

  19. jkumpire

    Rob are you sure this isn’t an internet scam? That looks like a Photoshopped picture. I saw somewhere on the internet that same container and warning with the words “Caution: Made by Bain Capital” on it. 

  20. SParker
    John Walker: United Nuclear has a variety of uranium ore and isotope check sources available for online ordering (the isotopes can be shipped only within the United States).  I use a 5 microcurie Cæsium-137 check source like this in my HotBits random number generator, which has been accessible on the Web since 1996. · 3 hours ago

    A handy appendix to a Soviet-era book on Monte Carlo methods suggested using a vacuum tube in my computer as a convenient source of gen-U-ine random numbers.  This sounds better.  So long IBM 704.

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