Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Radium Goods!

Readers often ask me if the radium cures in Doctor Olaf were "real" or "fiction." And the answer is, yes! Most of the radium products mentioned in the book are the names of actual products sold in the early half of the 20th century, and most of them did not, in fact, contain any radium. I suspect the same is true for the fabulous collection of radium products How to Be a Retronaut recently posted--everything from "Radium Brand Creamery Butter" to "Radium Lump Gloss Starch" (the "finest quality for laundry purpose").

See the entire collection here: ATOMIC BRAND NAMES.

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