In perhaps history's greatest "I'm not drinking this shit, you drink it" moment, a Japanese member of parliament tried to calm the anxious, angry public by drinking from a Fukushima reactor puddle. Too bad he himself says the stunt's worthless.
After last spring's radiation crisis knocked out a heap of Japan's nuclear reactors—which provide 30 per cent of the country's power—it's been struggling to keep the lights on. Last summer, citizens were told to dress down. This winter? Bundle up.