This Beach Volleyball Court is Surrounded by 907 Kilos of Plutonium

The chances of you ever visiting Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory are already pretty low. But the likelihood you'd manage to find your way into its specially designed, ultra-safe, and hyper-secure nuclear research facility are slim to none. And that's too bad—because the only chance you'd ever have of knowing the joys of playing beach volleyball surrounded by enriched uranium and high-pressure plutonium's warm, metaphorical glow. Read More >>

The Olympics Uses Special Sand That Doesn't Stick to Beach Volleyball Players

Any beach-goer knows that spending time in the sand means spending infinitely more time trying to scrub sand off your body. Sand just sticks everywhere. But why doesn't it stick to Olympic volleyball players? It's because the Olympics always use special, highly-regulated sand. Read More >>


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