I was doing some reading about plutonium and realized that I have a desire to own a thing that's surprisingly heavy when picked up. Deceivingly so. Heavy enough to make people exclaim at the weight of my small object. Bonus points if it's not (too) poisonous or (very) radioactive. I know Au and Pb are pretty heavy, but can I beat that? What's the very densest thing I can (legally) afford to acquire in sufficient volume to keep on my desk and fidget with?
posted by TheNewWazoo
on Aug 29, 2014 -
Home for Christmas and my mom has a jewelry question. She tried cleaning the chain of her gold necklace using silver polish, and when she did, it turned silver. Why? And can it be reversed?
posted by EmGeeJay
on Dec 22, 2012 -
How can I transform my super old vintage painted cast iron bed into a rad shiny metallic aged gold bed in the least painful/expensive way possible? [more inside]
posted by Sweetchrysanthemum
on May 16, 2012 -
How do I turn a bottle of gold plating liquid into cash?
"AUROBOND" "Gold Content 1 OZ. TROY"
was buried in some items I bought at an auction and I think it has gold in it. [more inside]
posted by qsysopr
on May 2, 2011 -
My wedding band is plain and made of yellow gold. My watch is stainless steel. I wear both on my left side. I haven't worn my watch since the wedding because I'm (perhaps unduly) bothered by the clash between the gold ring + silver watch. [more inside]
posted by seventyfour
on Feb 22, 2011 -
Is there a name for the flaky, layered clay/soil deposit with a striking metallic sheen found in my childhood neighborhood in Northern Virginia? [more inside]
posted by jocelmeow
on May 21, 2010 -