Re: [ADS-L] 99.44% pure

RonButters at AOL.COM RonButters at AOL.COM
Sat Dec 23 23:39:57 UTC 2006

In a message dated 12/23/06 6:36:51 PM, wuxxmupp2000 at YAHOO.COM writes:

>   Also, Ivory soap was manufactured for many, many years before there was 
> the remotest possibility of its being even .56% contaminated by a dangerously 
> radioactive substance.
>   Drool maybe.

Ah, yes, but did they start advertising it as "pure" before folks started 
painting watches with glow-in-the-dark material that eventually killed the 
workers? And there was lots of public fear of mystrerious substances even in the 
1920s and 1930s--remember JOHN CARTER OF MARS?

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