Dubious 1980’s in-home nuclear reactor ad from Japan

Dubious 1980's in-home nuclear reactor ad from Japan – Filed under: Misc. Gadgets Back in the carefree but confusing days of the 1980’s, chicks and dudes were looking for all kinds of new ways to lessen their need for oil-based energy. If you believe anything you see in this ad mockup (and that’s a big “if”), a company in Japan was working on a tiny, in-home nuclear reactor — pleasantly named Chernobyl. We’ll have to assume for the moment that this was pre-catastrophic meltdown, when the Russian power-plant was considered a feat of modern engineering instead of just a big, mutant-making hellride. The device supposedly would have been “simple to operate, even for children and the elderly”, but carried an ominous warning to “discontinue use” if you experience “dizziness or a tingling sensation”. Was this for real? Read the translation and judge for yourself.   Read | Permalink | Email this | Comments Office Depot Featured Gadget: Xbox 360 Platinum System Packs the power to bring games to life! [EnGadget]
Dubious 1980's in-home nuclear reactor ad from Japan

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Back in the carefree but confusing days of the 1980’s, chicks and dudes were looking for all kinds of new ways to lessen their need for oil-based energy. If you believe anything you see in this ad mockup (and that’s a big “if”), a company in Japan was working on a tiny, in-home nuclear reactor — pleasantly named Chernobyl. We’ll have to assume for the moment that this was pre-catastrophic meltdown, when the Russian power-plant was considered a feat of modern engineering instead of just a big, mutant-making hellride. The device supposedly would have been “simple to operate, even for children and the elderly”, but carried an ominous warning to “discontinue use” if you experience “dizziness or a tingling sensation”. Was this for real? Read the translation and judge for yourself.

 

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