People do some pretty dumb things for YouTube videos. Derek Muller does them for the sake of science, though. The host of Veritasium, a YouTube channel about science, recently visited the most radioactive places on Earth for a TV show about how Uranium and radioactivity affected the modern world. And he lived to tell us about it.
Veritasium offered sneak peak at the TV show this week, including clips of his visits to Chernobyl and Fukushima. Muller says that he also visited "nuclear power plants, research reactors, Marie Curie's institute, Einstein's apartment, nuclear medicine areas of hospitals, uranium mines, [and] nuclear bomb sites." That sounds like a lot radioactive places!
Of course, the TV host—and presumably the crew—wore protective gear. It still sounds basically crazy to stomp your way through the site of a nuclear meltdown for the sake of
science YouTube views. [Neatorama]