24
Jun
09

One toy, two boys, and a radiation alert

nuclear-symbolA toy made by pair of inventive six-year-old boys accidentally triggered a nuclear radiation alert and forced the lock-down of several city blocks in Berlin. The kids decided to play “nuclear power station” in the back yard, so they downloaded and printed a yellow and black nuclear symbol from the Internet, and then pasted it to an old computer case. They left the toy outside while took a break from their play to eat dinner. A passer-by saw the box and the nuclear symbol, and called the police.

Thankfully, the kids weren’t charged with anything.

Read the full story on Reuters.

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