Polonium Pen

What to give your Russian-political-dissident-running-away-from-Putin friend?

How about this: Polonium Pen by Charles Wenzel of Techlib. It's basically a portable ion chamber hooked up to an LED light. The gadget will detect radioactive elements in your food and drinks.

Note, if you DO have such a friend, I suggest you don't dine with them frequently if at all.

Link - via Gizmodo

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does this mean that they will have to go back to the 'poison umbrella' trick? http://www.portfolio.mvm.ed.ac.uk/studentwebs/session2/group12/georgie.htm
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