The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

20 April 2007

239

If you're building a nuclear reactor — or a bomb — sooner or later you're probably going to want some plutonium, the most fissile isotope of which has an atomic weight of 239 (and a half-life of about 24,000 years).

Nobody seriously expects the Carnival of the Vanities to last that many years, but it has gotten to number 239. I think. As of this morning at 7 Central, it hadn't been posted yet.

Update: It's up.

Posted at 6:59 AM to Blogorrhea


Don't look at me. I kicked it out of the house long ago. It was my irresponsible brother what thought it needed taking care of.

Come to think of it, that's a pretty good description of our relative relationships with our sister.

Posted by: Bigwig at 2:39 PM on 20 April 2007