Uranium Is Getting Some Glowing Reviews On Amazon


By MG Siegler at TechCrunch:

Did you know you can buy uranium ore on Amazon? Well you can. It’s actually been on sale for a while — BoingBoing pointed it out back in 2007. But talk of it has recently started popping up around the Internet once again this past week. Our sister site CrunchGear did a quick post pointing it out last week. Since then, a whole new batch of great customer reviews have been flowing in, as Amazon CTO Werner Vogels points out today.

Some of the negative reviews note that uranium is “bad for you.” Another says that it killed a pet gorilla. But some positive reviews mark is as a “great gift for a hostile dictator.“

As Vogels points out, the best reviews are highlighted on reviews-only page. The most helpful positive review reads: “So glad I don’t have to buy this from Libyans in parking lots at the mall anymore.” Meanwhile, the most helpful negative review reads: ”I purchased this product 4.47 Billion Years ago and when I opened it today, it was half empty.”…

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  • DeepCough

    Huh: all this hubbub to create numerous governmental agencies to fight terrorism, but not ONE person ever
    thinks to regulate the sale of uranium. Brilliant. Democracy wins again!

  • Snake

    i love the fresh smell of uranium in the morning

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