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We’re given special access to various plutonium compounds at the National Nuclear Laboratory, in Sellafield. A chance to meet the “Hannibal Lecter of the Periodic Table”. With thanks to Mark Sarsfield and Chris Maher… http://www.nnl.co.uk/
In part this video shows how plutonium is extracted from nuclear fuel waste.
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20 thoughts on “REAL PLUTONIUM”
When I grow up and do science stuff, I want to rock a dew like him. I’m sure he has a lot of crazy stories to tell.
I just substitute old pinball machine parts for my Pu.
Lol its like Brian may and doc from back to the future have face swapped
Me – "How often do you wear that tie?"
Eccentric Scientist – "Periodically."
How many times has that guy said “phase”?!? LIKE MOST OF THE TIME ITS NOT EVEN APPROPRIATE TO SAY PHASE, IT TRIGGERS ME SO MUCH.
How come none of these genius mad scientists know how to comb their hair?
I searched mozzarella making and this came up wtf
Isn't plutonium toxic to all life forms on the planet Earth possibly the solar system our galaxy and the Universe or Multiverse? It just proves how demented some scientist can be to create plutonium.
Doc brown? GREAT SCOTT!
What I'm hearing is that I should swap out my Depleted Uranium rounds on my A10 Warthog cannon for Depleted Plutonium rounds?.. actually, would a Plutonium (or depleted Plutonium) round actually be a better penetrating round as Uranium is used specifically because it is dense and has excellent penetration capabilities against armored vehicles?
If I accidently got plutonium in my finger, I would just chop it of, exactly like after a zombie bite. No thinking – just whoooosh!
Why do these extremely intelligent nuclear-professors always have the same style mad-professor-hair?
Independence day guy?
Dude's hair is radioactive
I wish humans would quit playing with the stuff
Is this somekinds of a sunday morning science show?
0:25 "if I wear my hair like Einstein it will make me 25% more smart" lol
At 12:58 the mad scientist is very flippant when he says it would be "embarrassing" if the container holding the plutonium explodes! "Embarrassing", that is not the correct word for a catastrophe.
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