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    It seems that magnetic was just pretty much a marketing thing. My razor shaves well so that's all that matters.

    I suppose it might be useful if the wife drops a pin and can't find it
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    Yeah, it's marketing alright.

    I've seen magnetic and electric.

    It gets even more ridiculous you know.
    In the early 1900s, following the work of the Curie family, a product being radioactive was a hell of an argument.
    For example, Badoit was sold as "the most radioactive water" (which it still is in France at least).
    And at the same time, Fontenille produced a whole sub brand of (quite often very pretty) Radium razors.

    I've never seen the Radium razors claimed as radioactive, but the visuals are clearly about that lol
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    It would be interesting to scan those with a Geiger counter.
    I would not shave with a radioactive razor but that is just me.
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    Well, you know, some people (yours truly included I must admit) do collect and use vaseline glass which actually contain uranium.
    And it's been proven relatively safe.

    And as stated, people still drink Badoit, even though it's radioactive enough for it to have been forbidden to some nuclear reactor workers (or so I have been taught 25 years ago by a someone working in the field)

    I really don't think a razor could be radioactive enough to have a noticeable effect.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggelos View Post
    Yeah, it's marketing alright.

    I've seen magnetic and electric.

    It gets even more ridiculous you know.
    In the early 1900s, following the work of the Curie family, a product being radioactive was a hell of an argument.
    For example, Badoit was sold as "the most radioactive water" (which it still is in France at least).
    And at the same time, Fontenille produced a whole sub brand of (quite often very pretty) Radium razors.

    I've never seen the Radium razors claimed as radioactive, but the visuals are clearly about that lol
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    HEY! I have one of those. Shaves wonderfully and gives the skin a healthy glow!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggelos View Post
    Well, you know, some people (yours truly included I must admit) do collect and use vaseline glass which actually contain uranium.

    I really don't think a razor could be radioactive enough to have a noticeable effect.
    I also have some Vasaline Glass and a couple of radioactive stones (minerals). I also spent quite a lot of time walking around on the Uranium Tailings when I lived in Elliot Lake which until the mines closed was the Uranium Capital of Canada.

    The tailings are radio active with warning signs everywhere, I wouldn't want to camp on them but a walk was harmless enough.

    On a totally different subject, my wife has to wear eye shades to sleep at night because she says I glow.

    As you said, a razor is unlikely to be radioacive enough to be dangerous but I have to wonder why it would have been done if it was, and the intended benefit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Aggelos View Post
    Yeah, it's marketing alright.

    I've seen magnetic and electric.

    It gets even more ridiculous you know.
    In the early 1900s, following the work of the Curie family, a product being radioactive was a hell of an argument.
    For example, Badoit was sold as "the most radioactive water" (which it still is in France at least).
    And at the same time, Fontenille produced a whole sub brand of (quite often very pretty) Radium razors.

    I've never seen the Radium razors claimed as radioactive, but the visuals are clearly about that lol
    Is that what.thats all about? I have one that says "Radiumite" and I was never sure why you would put that on a razor.
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    “ I also have some Vasaline Glass and a couple of radioactive stones (minerals). I also spent quite a lot of time walking around on the Uranium Tailings when I lived in Elliot Lake which until the mines closed was the Uranium Capital of Canada.

    The tailings are radio active with warning signs everywhere, I wouldn't want to camp on them but a walk was harmless enough. ”

    FYI - After it’s life as a mining town, Elliott Lake morphed into a retirement community. This allowed it to skip the ghost town fate of many other mining towns in northern Ontario and elsewhere. Seemed like a good idea since it had a complete infrastructure in place which included a hospital, shopping mall, houses, water, sewer and other utilities.

    I wonder if the presence of the radioactive waste was ever considered either has a plus or a minus when the planning was taking place. Glow-in-the-dark seniors would make it easy to spot anyone wandering away from a care facility at night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DZEC View Post
    “ I also have some Vasaline Glass and a couple of radioactive stones (minerals). I also spent quite a lot of time walking around on the Uranium Tailings when I lived in Elliot Lake which until the mines closed was the Uranium Capital of Canada.

    The tailings are radio active with warning signs everywhere, I wouldn't want to camp on them but a walk was harmless enough. ”

    FYI - After it’s life as a mining town, Elliott Lake morphed into a retirement community. This allowed it to skip the ghost town fate of many other mining towns in northern Ontario and elsewhere. Seemed like a good idea since it had a complete infrastructure in place which included a hospital, shopping mall, houses, water, sewer and other utilities.

    I wonder if the presence of the radioactive waste was ever considered either has a plus or a minus when the planning was taking place. Glow-in-the-dark seniors would make it easy to spot anyone wandering away from a care facility at night.
    I know all about Elliot Lake, I lived there for 10 years before moving to Kingsville.

    You are quite right. After the mines closed the mining companies (that owned the houses) were going to bulldoze them and let the woods move in. A lady talked them into letting her buy them in the name of a new enterprise called Retirement Living.

    She bought the houses from the mining company for $1 each.

    Retirement living is non profit and they wanted to be able to make money so they floated another company called Nordev.

    Nordev bought the Elliot Lake Mall (Algo Mall), it had some real problems with the structure and leaks but Nordev wouldn't do anything about it.

    I don't know who remembers the Elliot Lake Mall collapsing and killing two people.

    After the collapse there was no shopping in Elliot Lake to speak of, I remember driving 2 hours to Sudbury and 2 hours back again because I needed some socks!

    Elliot Lake the Retirement Living Town with the lovely commercials and ads in the magazines is in no way a retirement town.

    There was apparently a 2000 person waiting list for a doctor when I lived there 4 years ago, to make an appointment to see my doctor required waiting 3 months for an appointment.

    The paths outside the doctors were never cleared of snow and ice.

    The garbage was not allowed on the street before 8am the day of collection and had to have a lid, no loose bags or they wouldn't take it and a person got a fine.

    Everything cost more because apparently we were too far from the nearest big town.

    Gas was a lot more expensive, even Canadian Tire costs more than further south.

    The few restaurants were closed by about 8pm.

    Elliot Lake is an old boys network, the hospital they say is so old it needs replacing and doesn't even have sprinklers. When I lived there they were trying to get funding for it.

    It was about 50 years old and built by the mining companies, it seemed fine to me and in England where i am from originally, 50 years is a new hospital.

    There are two nursing homes in Elliot Lake and there is a very long waiting list for them, one is actually owned by Retirement Living.

    My house (which was built as a tempory house intended to last as long as the mines) was so close to the neighbours that the wall shook when the guy next door slammed his car door.

    You better buy a domestic car because you won't find any import dealers unless you go to Sudbury or maybe Espanola but I don't remember any.

    Elliot Lake is also damn cold.

    All I can advise if anyone is thinking of retiring to Elliot Lake is DON'T.

    This is what the guy 4 doors down from me did one winter (Christmas).

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