nos-trum. pronunciation: \nos'-trum\. noun. Etymology: Latin, neuter of noster our, ours.
1. a medicine of secret composition recommended by its preparer but usually without scientific proof of its effectiveness.
2. a usually questionable remedy or scheme.
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Saturday, April 2, 2011

Way Cool Radiation Dose Chart

For those of you who lie awake at night worrying about Japanese nuclear plant leakage...or medical X-rays.

A special thanks to the Randall Munroe.

Here's a smaller version of the chart.  For the mega version go here or click on the image.

Note that living within 50 miles of a nuclear plant for a year equals the same dose as eating one banana.

And flying coast to coast in an airliner is 8 times the dose of a dental or hand x-ray.

Doc D

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