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Old 15-10-2015, 07:13 PM   #21
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Pretty Little Liars Season 4 Episode 16 "Close Encounters" ..
Fiesta is a line of ceramic Art Deco dinnerware glazed in differing solid colours manufactured and marketed by the Homer Laughlin China Company of Newell, West Virginia..The name of this line of dinnerware has always been simply Fiesta, despite being informally referred to by customers as Fiesta Ware..The yellow stuff, glazed with a transparent uranium glaze, is generally much less radioactive than the red (ranges up to about 5 kcpm on a 2″ pancake Geiger detector), and more stylistically diverse..Fiesta was introduced at the annual Pottery and Glass Exhibit held in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, in January 1936...

A display of Fiesta...

It has been found that past glazes have been radioactive or contained lead glazes, but these have been discontinued..Brilliant red Fiesta (and indeed the red glazes produced by all U.S. potteries of the era) is known for having a detectable amount of uranium oxide in its glaze, which produced the orange-red colour..Prior to World War II, it was common practice for manufacturers of ceramic dinnerware to use uranium oxide in color glazes. The Homer Laughlin China Company was no exception, using this material in the original “Fiesta Red” glaze, among others..Homer Laughlin stopped all use of depleted uranium oxide in 1972 and it is not used in Fiesta Dinnerware which is produced today..Quack crockery. “Revigators” made in the 1920s are still surprisingly (frighteningly!) commonplace..Lined with a porous and highly-radioactive torbernite-charged grout, these jars dispensed drinking water saturated with radon gas and its radioactive progeny..It blows nearly 50 kcpm on a 2″ pancake Geiger counter placed within...

1936 January 1 - A new law went into effect in Nazi Germany barring women under 35 from being employed by Jews. 10,000 women lost their jobs as a result/4 – England celebrates its first ever win over the All Blacks in rugby union, in particular the two famous tries by "The Prince" HH Alexander Obolensky\5 - Italian planes bombed Degehabur/8-Ethiopia asked the League of Nations to dispatch a commission to investigate the use of poison gas by Italian troops-Jewish booksellers throughout Nazi Germany were ordered to turn in their Reich Publications Chamber membership cards\11 – I Wanna Play House marks the first Warner Bros. cartoon with "target" titles-Born: Eva Hesse, Jewish German-born American sculptor, in Hamburg (d. 1970)/13 - GPO Film Unit documentary Night Mail, incorporating poetry by W. H. Auden and music by Benjamin Britten, is premiered at the Cambridge Arts Theatre\14-An American Airlines passenger plane crashed in Goodwin, Arkansas, killing all 17 aboard/15 – The first building to be completely covered in glass is completed in Toledo, Ohio, for the Owens-Illinois Glass Company\16 – Serial killer Albert Fish is executed in Sing Sing Prison/18-Died: Rudyard Kipling, 70, English writer\20 – King George V of the United Kingdom dies/21 - King Edward VIII breaks royal protocol by watching the proclamation of his own accession to the throne from a window of St. James's Palace, in the company of the still-married Wallis Simpson..The title Prince of Wales is not used for another 22 years\23-54 died in a cold wave centered on the Midwestern United States/30-Ali Mahir Pasha became PM of Egypt.-Another border incident between the Soviet Union and Manchukuo occurred.. 3 Russians were killed in a skirmish with Japanese-Manchukuan troops\31 – The Green Hornet radio show debuts..The green stuff is uranium glass, made by including a highly variable amount of uranium oxide in the melt... are peaceful. History is violent..I promised my crew a long time ago I'd keep them alive.. You're getting in the way of that.. It ain't like the newsreels up front...
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