Sometimes, ignorance really is bliss. Looking back at the boom-time after the Second World War now, I sometimes wonder how ignorant, and blissfully ignorant people were in those days.
I already posted about nuclear tourism a while ago and this advertisement from 1948 falls in the same category, casual gaming with radioactivity:
I found it over at Clockworker but it has made its way around the ætherweb for a while, I think.
Back in the day you could get away with it, the people selling it probably made a buck or two and today, you would be dragged away by people in hazmat suits.
I am rather certain there are similar quaint and curious examples of science gone haywire like this out there on the web, let’s go on a hunting expedition (if I can spare the time…)