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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. Profile photo of Steven M. Member

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

    • #1
    • December 3, 2012 at 4:08 am
  2. Profile photo of danceswithvowels Member

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

    • #2
    • December 3, 2012 at 5:23 am
  3. Profile photo of Commodore BTC Member

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

    • #3
    • December 3, 2012 at 5:54 am
  4. Profile photo of Sandy Member

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

    • #4
    • December 3, 2012 at 6:02 am
  5. Profile photo of Aaron Miller Member

    Found in the grocery section, under Halal?

    • #5
    • December 3, 2012 at 6:30 am
  6. Profile photo of Gus Marvinson Inactive

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

    • #6
    • December 3, 2012 at 6:32 am
  7. Profile photo of BrentB67 Inactive

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

    • #7
    • December 3, 2012 at 6:56 am
  8. Profile photo of Crow's Nest Member

    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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    • #8
    • December 3, 2012 at 7:15 am
  9. Profile photo of Casey Member

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

    • #10
    • December 3, 2012 at 8:02 am
  10. Profile photo of Jim Chase Member

    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.

    • #11
    • December 3, 2012 at 8:23 am
  11. Profile photo of jmelvin Member

    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!

    • #12
    • December 3, 2012 at 8:38 am
  12. Profile photo of Pseudodionysius Inactive

    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. 

    • #13
    • December 3, 2012 at 8:59 am
  13. Profile photo of HeartofAmerica Member

    Dang it…now you’ve spoiled the surprise!

    • #14
    • December 3, 2012 at 9:26 am
  14. Profile photo of Cornelius Julius Sebastian Thatcher

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

    • #15
    • December 3, 2012 at 10:23 am
  15. Profile photo of Pseudodionysius Inactive

    Does it come in a yummy Acai berry flavor?

    • #16
    • December 3, 2012 at 10:36 am
  16. Profile photo of edwarddentzel.com Inactive

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

    • #17
    • December 3, 2012 at 10:53 am
  17. Profile photo of Eeyore Member

    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.

    • #18
    • December 3, 2012 at 11:11 am
  18. Profile photo of jkumpire Inactive

    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. 

    • #19
    • December 3, 2012 at 11:46 am
  19. Profile photo of SParker Member
    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.

    • #20
    • December 3, 2012 at 11:47 am
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    Joe

    I wonder how that Aluminum Powder disappointed. Because you know one person gave it a five and another gave it a three. He probably complained about the aluminum oxide layer, to which someone in his review’s comments corrected him that all aluminum exposed to the atmosphere will have it. But it’s too late; the review is in, the star rating is sealed, and now thousands of people will be misled and misdirected until the producer makes an intern write a positive review.

    • #21
    • December 3, 2012 at 12:31 pm
  21. Profile photo of Casey Member

    FYI – This works great for removing unwanted zits.

    • #22
    • December 4, 2012 at 1:14 am
  22. Profile photo of I. raptus Member

    Sure, it’s radioactive. But when they mean “low radioactivity,” it really is harmlessly low to handle. Your body is more radioactive than this sample, by at least two orders of magnitude (seriously).

    • #23
    • December 4, 2012 at 2:06 am
  23. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member

    You’d probably get more “Hulk power” from the radioactive material inside a dozen or so smoke detectors.

    • #24
    • December 4, 2012 at 2:11 am
  24. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member
    I. raptus:

    Your bodyis more radioactive than this sample…

    Well, mine is, but I’m awesome.

    • #25
    • December 4, 2012 at 2:12 am
  25. Profile photo of John Walker Contributor
    I. raptus: Your body is more radioactive than this sample, by at least two orders of magnitude (seriously).
    Here is Isaac Asimov’s classic 1965 paper (his last scholarly publication), The Radioactivity of the Human Body”.

    XKCD produced a chart comparing radiation exposure from various sources.

    • #26
    • December 4, 2012 at 2:26 am
  26. Profile photo of SFTechGuy Inactive

    Heh, I have that radiation sticker on the back of my license. Might not make as a good stocking stuffer as do tiny flashlights and other EDC stuff, though.

    • #27
    • December 4, 2012 at 8:03 am
  27. Profile photo of Rob Long Founder
    Rob Long Post author
    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. · December 3, 2012 at 10:46am

    Well, it’s probably some kind of scam. At least, I hope. But I did find it on Amazon.

    • #28
    • December 5, 2012 at 1:13 am
  28. Profile photo of Misthiocracy Member
    John Walker

    XKCD produced a chart comparing radiation exposure from various sources.

    Waitaminute…

    The EPA’s maximum yearly dose for a member of the public is 1mSv, but the average annual dose (from mostly natural sources) is about 4 mSv.

    Sooo… that mean nature is in violation of EPA regulations?

    • #29
    • December 5, 2012 at 1:17 am
  29. Profile photo of John Walker Contributor
    Misthiocracy

    The EPA’s maximum yearly dose for a member of the public is 1mSv, but the average annual dose (from mostly natural sources) is about 4 mSv.

    Sooo… that mean nature is in violation of EPA regulations?

    Yep—haul that mother into court!

    • #30
    • December 5, 2012 at 1:59 am