Montreal Gazette - A dazzling display in a little jar

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(Chemistry prof Joe Schwarcz)

"I set my alarm clock for 1 a.m. so that I could wake up in total darkness. Because only with eyes accustomed to the dark would I be able to 'see genuine atoms split!' For weeks I had been waiting for the arrival of 'the world's only nuclear powered education toy,' and now I was finally ready to look into my 'spinthariscope!'…"