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Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

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Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

And we thought less soldiers were dangerous.....but somehow I think I missed out because I never had one!

http://marketbusinessnews.com/dangerous-toy-kids-ever-display-ulster-museum/48576 Cheesy
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

As a kid I remember the school science lesson giving many of us a green blob on a piece of cardboard which we took home to look at in the dark with a magnifying glass.
I found it fascinating watching all the green flashes/sparks flying from it for a short distance.
No idea what it was.
Probably plutonium considering this was roughly the same time as my older cousins, who worked in the docks, used to have "snow ball" fights with asbestos.

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Ah kids these days don't know they're born, 'til they get a facebook notification on their smartphone the moment they pop out that is... Grin
That said I never got to play with anything like this, did have a "chemistry set" but that was pretty much bicarb and vinegar, with coloured dyes, only learned one thing with that, coloured dyes stain things... Undecided
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

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And we thought less soldiers were dangerous...


Less soldiers are, probably, more dangerous..... but lead soldiers were only considered dangerous, much later  ! !  ...
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

Plastic soldiers were a disappointment.
Far less resistant to air rifle attack.
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

but the plastic ones floated and provided a perfect slow moving target .......
seriously I'm surprised there are any of those kits still around, just think a half intelligent secondary school kid could of built there own dirty bomb with one of those kits .......
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

I remember having a chemistry set in the 70's. That is until my brother got hold of the iron filings and set light to his bedroom trying to burn them on a sheet of paper Crazy
I also remember having an electronics kit. If I recall correctly I made a working radio.

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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

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I made a working radio.

I made a (working) crystal set, as did many kids of my generation.
Back then it was a more make and repair society than the consumerism of today.

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I remember the first time I tried to build my own radio set, I hooked the valves up the wrong way round and was still getting glass splinters in the tread of my boots 6 months later .... only good thing was my parents insisted I worked in one of the work sheds and not my bedroom or I might not of had the (as it turned out) appropriate advice that I should duck before switching on the power supply at the mains .......

I managed to build several transistor radios though the valve one was going to be for chatting to my mate a few miles down the road when we weren't aloud out perhaps it would of been better if I had actually bought the correct parts instead of salvaging bits from all the junk people through in the ditches around where we lived .....
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

When I was 11 I was given a great book "Project Telstar" (showing my age!) - I still have it.
As mentioned already a crystal set soon followed, but I also seem to recollect
a morse code kit. Is the latter a figment of my imagination or was it something
to do with the crystal set?
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

I've made a few crystal sets and loved listening to Radio Luxembourg under the bed clothes with a torch.
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

Going back to the original topic, I remember a cloud chamber at school in the 1960`s. It had an isotope in the middle and iirc we pumped it up with a bycicle pump. Then we all gathered round to watch the vapour trails of atomic particles being given off.
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Re: Anyone remember the 'Ready-Brek kids'?

I once received a chemistry set for Christmas which fostered an unhealthy interest in the explosive side of chemistry like Nitrogen Triiodide and thermite mixtures.
These days the chemistry sets are very tame by comparison.
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