Saturday, August 26, 2017

Glow In The Dark...?

Here is a bit of information I borrowed from the Grunge. I think you'll find it interesting, to say the least!

Sabin Arnold von Sochocky



The awesomely named Sabin Arnold von Sochocky invented glow-in-the-dark paint, which he cleverly called Undark. He imagined entire houses bathed in Undark's glow and had a successful factory producing thousands of glowing watch dials daily. That is, until his workers started dropping dead, because his product was freaking radioactive and, like, super deadly.

Despite a lawsuit being settled in the surviving workers' favor in 1928, these watch dials and many more insane radioactive products continued to be produced right up through the end of World War II. At that point, the dangers of radioactivity began to be a bit more properly understood. Decontamination studies at the site of Sochocky's plant started in 1983, and the site wasn't fully decontaminated until 2016. Sochocky himself succumbed to radiation poisoning in 1928. His time of death was probably noted on one of his stupid killer watches.

Well, here is a little update on what's going on with the hurricane. It's now a category 4, which ain't too good. I'm posting this Friday night to publish on Saturday at 12 a.m. The storm is supposed to move in overnight to make landfall, and that's when the real fun begins. Just a heads-up here...I may lose power and the Internet Saturday or Sunday, so if I don't check in, that's the reason.

Needless to say, coffee in the kitchen this morning. Kinda wet outside, ya know?

6 comments:

linda m said...

Good luck Mr. Hermit. Hope you stay safe.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
Thanks for the good thoughts. I appreciate it.
Thanks for stopping by today!

Beth Bailey said...

Wow!! 2016 is so recent. I have been following the weather. Stay safe and dry. As long as you have plenty of coffee you should be in good shape. If you do lose power I'm betting you can find a book or two around the house. Love you and will be praying for you and Baby Sis. I know she is about 50 miles from you but she will probably get her share of water, too.

JO said...

It sure took a long time to clean up that radiation not a good sign for Russia or anywhere else they are using that stuff.

Wishing you the best with this storm, I'm sure you have weathered a few out there but this one seems to be packing lots of ugly stuff. Stay safe

Sixbears said...

Hope you weather the storm in fine shape.

HermitJim said...

Hey B...
I have plenty of coffee, ice cream, chocolate and cookies! All of the essentials, so I'm pretty much set. Biggest concern here was the street flooding, but since they redid our street drains last year, I don't see any problems arising from that.
Thanks for coming over today, sis!


Hey Jo...
The clean-up did seem to take a long time. Kinda fitting that he died from the same cause as his employees. I reckon that we are just much more aware of bad weather now days, so we can better prepare.
Thanks for the good wishes, sweetie!


Hey Sixbears...
So far, all is going well..thank you. Gonna keep an eye out, just in case.
Thanks for the visit today!