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June 26, 2012

What is the time?

devadutta @ 12:12 pm, GMT +0000 ( 1340712759 ) Play
2012-07-02

Rogi’s 2nd Cake question!

What are these women doing? Most of them had a very unfortunate and tragic end.

Hint:

Cracked by: MadGenius , Manish Achuth , Amarendra Kumar , Bipin Banavalikar , Rogi , Don42 , vinayaknp , rickde , Sumanth Patlolla , Bharath , Mo , Dibyo and Ananth

Answer:
Painting details on clock dials using radium that truly glowed in the dark for up to several decades. A lot of them died from radiation poisoning.

Points assigned by AutoRaja. Review by lazy humans pending.

15 Responses to “What is the time?”

  1. MadGenius

    Early glow in the dark watches – paint had radium. They were told to like the paintbrushes when they painted the radioactive paint in.


  2. Manish Achuth
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    Radium Girls. They painted watches with radium to make them glow in the dark. Most of them died after exposure.


  3. Amarendra Kumar
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    female factory workers painting glowing radium on watch dials. contracted radiation illness.


  4. Bipin Banavalikar
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    Radium dial painters working in a factory


  5. Rogi
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    Painting clock dials and hands with Radium, which, it turns out was “not too bright”. (The original title for this one)


  6. Don42

    The Radium Girls.
    They contracted radium poisoning by painting watch-dials with ‘glow in the dark’ paint.


  7. vinayaknp

    Employees at US Radium painting watches. They used paint consisting of radium which caused severe health problems

    http://www.damninteresting.com.....ium-girls/


  8. rickde
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    Radium Girls
    female factory workers who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at the United States Radium factory


  9. Sumanth Patlolla
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    Radium Girls, the young painters of luminous watch dials in the 1920s who contracted radiation poisoning


  10. Bharath
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    Radium watch dial painters


  11. Bharath
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    they were also termed as “radium girls” — who contracted radiation poisoning from painting watch dials with glow-in-the-dark paint at the United States Radium factory in Orange, New Jersey around 1917


  12. Mo

    Painting radium onto watch faces


  13. Dibyo
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    radium girls, painting radium dials on clockfaces


  14. Ananth
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    Making watches with glowing ‘radium’ hands. Guess they all suffered from cancer due to radiation exposure.


  15. Rogi
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    The cake was a lie!


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