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  • as featured on Modern Marvel's "Engineering Disasters" (exposure of 20-50 rems/minute; current OSHA regs stipulate a maximum allowed exposure of 5 rems/year). As the program's commentary drily notes, this would make shoe salesmen using the device, which was extremely popular in the 20's and 30's, "martyrs to commerce".

    November 8, 2007

  • A friend of mine vividly remembers these--mostly because as a kid, she kept jumping on the thing while her mother wasn't looking. So far, she's fine. :-)

    November 8, 2007