For those of y’all who follow my microblog, you might have noticed a recent fascination with pop-culture relics of the early Atomic Age. That interest is a spin-off of a book-related strand about America’s early nuclear reactors, one of which plays a small-yet-pivotal role in the plot. As I iron out some kinks in that particular scene today, please check out Dagwood Splits the Atom, which I found to be a surprisingly cogent refresher course on nuclear physics. I’m embarrassed to admit how poorly I scored on the wrap-up test at the end.
(Image via The Ephemerist)