Technology, Films, Nonsense

Amazon Cake Mix

Posted by kraftymiles on March 13, 2008

Is there nothing that Amazon doesn’t sell?

Uranium Ore

Product Description
Radioactive sample of uranium ore. Useful for testing Geiger Counters. License exempt. Uranium ore sample sizes vary. Shipped in labeled metal container as shown. Shipping Information: We are always in compliance with Section 13 from part 40 of the NRC Nuclear Regulatory Commission rules and regulations and Postal Service regulations specified in 49 CFR 173.421 for activity limits of low level radioactive materials. Item will be shipped in accordance with Postal Service activity limits specified in Publication 52. Radioactive minerals are for educational and scientific use only.

I am still unsure as to how many of these things are jokes, but this one at least on the surface appears real. Nothing would surprise me these days after finding out that Amazon ship toilet rolls.


2 Responses to “Amazon Cake Mix”

  1. John Kelly said

    Amazon do sell toilet rolls. Tis true. What is worrying though is when you do a search for them and it comes back with

    Andrex Toilet Rolls 2-Ply 306 Sheets Pink Ref M02077 [Pack 9]

    Andrex Toilet Rolls 2-Ply 306 Sheets Pink Ref M02077 [Pack 9] by Andrex
    Buy new: £8.72 4 Used & new from £6.98
    In stock
    Electronics: See all 110 items

    Used??? Good grief. And why are they classified under Electronics.

  2. This review tickled me:

    This emits less radiation than those radium glow in the dark watches you used to be able to buy. Still could but not worth the hassle plus the minute radiation would now scare customers. HOWEVER, good that they know the U.S. shipping regulations! NEVER reship it if you buy one! My small company DID sell a static ionizer that used a small radiation element like this. The company did not tell us of all the government rules shipping radioactive material. This was a year after 9/11. We demoed it to a customer then shipped it back via UPS. The next day we had a SWAT team descend on our building wanting to arrest me and shut us down FOREVER. UPS said we could never use them EVER again. After hours of talking, the guys in black shirts FINALLY accepted it was an honest mistake. I got UPS to take us back and I quit our franchise for the static ionizer. I learned later a federal SWAT team had been on call 24/7 for a YEAR just waiting for the buzzer to go off at UPS indicating a package was radioactive. Ours was the first one! Lucky us! Parking lot full of black SUV’s and everything. A helicopter too for all I know. And the stupid customer who asked for the demo didn’t buy one! So buy it but NEVER ship it EVER!

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