Real Life Fallout Boy

PopSci hat einen sehr unterhaltsamen Artikel über Taylor Wilson, 'nem hochbegabten Schüler mit ner starken Neigung zu chemie und Radioaktivität, der in der Garage zuhause ein Nuklear-Labor eingerichtet hat. So ein bisschen wie Fallout Boy, der Sidekick aus dem Simpsons-Comic Radioactive Man.

Soon Taylor was getting into more esoteric “naughties”—radium quack cures, depleted uranium, radio-luminescent materials—and collecting mysterious machines, such as the mass spectrometer given to him by a former astronaut in Houston. As visions of Chernobyl haunted his parents, Taylor tried to reassure them. “I’m the responsible radioactive boy scout,” he told them. “I know what I’m doing.”

One afternoon, Tiffany ducked her head out of the door to the garage and spotted Taylor, in his canary yellow nuclear-technician’s coveralls, watching a pool of liquid spreading across the concrete floor. “Tay, it’s time for supper.”
“I think I’m going to have to clean this up first.”
“That’s not the stuff you said would kill us if it broke open, is it?”
“I don’t think so,” he said. “Not instantly.”

The Boy Who Played With Fusion – Taylor Wilson always dreamed of creating a star. Now he’s become one