I must apologize for my distant, adventuresome, and, alas, very naive Swedish relative Richard (our surname spellings differ for the common reason of the whim of some immigration official from long ago).
Richard Handl said he had the radioactive elements radium, americium and uranium in his flat in southern Sweden when the police showed up.
He said on Wednesday he had always been interested in physics and chemistry and “just wanted to see if it was possible to split atoms at home”.
Handl kept a blog about his experiments, describing how he created a small meltdown on his stove.
Only later did he realize it might not be legal and sent a question to Sweden’s radiation authority, which sent the police.
Oh My Brother! When you are ill, do you now often call our cousin Dr. Dolph Handl in Stockholm? Next time you have a legal question perhaps you’ll visit my haus first.