TIL of the Nuclear Boy Scout. At 17 years old, David Hahn attempted to build a nuclear reactor out of household items in his backyard. The contraption released 1000x the normal background radiation on 40,000 people, leading to his arrest. by whatilearned January 21, 2022, 5:18 am Read more: https://dangerouslaboratories.org/radscout.html?resub What do you think? 12 Points Upvote Downvote 1000xarrestattemptedbackgroundBackyardboybuildcontraptiondavidHahnhouseholditemsleadingnormalnuclearpeopleradiationreactorReleasedScoutTILToday I learnedyears See more Previous article Chess is homophobic Next article TIL The founder and majority stakeholder of Starbucks was responsible for the dissolution of the Seattle Supersonics NBA franchise. 7 Comments Leave a Reply Right into the danger zone Log in to Reply Now he’s in the… Navy? The one with all the nuclear-reactor powered ships? It’s like hiring a clown fetishist to work at the circus. Log in to Reply https://youtu.be/qav8Ma63I0E Log in to Reply Wonder what the future holds for him. Log in to Reply There is a book about him called The Radioactive Boy Scout: The Frightening True Story of a Whiz Kid and His Homemade Nuclear Reactor by Ken Silverstein. Log in to Reply Q the origin story. Poor guy deserved a medal not jail time Log in to Reply Here’s a sad coda: he died of alcohol poisoning https://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/2017/03/radioactive-boy-scout-died-of-alcohol-poisoning-not-radiation-father-says/ Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.