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Unidentified Subject

Unidentified Subject

Even the guide couldn't explain what this thing was for, but it looks very cool !

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Eldar Kadymov11-Dec-2009 15:50
Thank you, John, for shedding stray of light on this mysterious machine. The only quoestion I might have is, can you use your radio as defibrillator ?
John Cooper10-Dec-2009 23:46
Its actually a Crystal Set, a radio that workd without batteries.
I built a much smaller version, used my metal bed frame as the aerial.
Eldar Kadymov19-Jan-2009 18:23
Amigo, I almost wetted my pans while reading your essay, LOL. I guess Nudnickov also worked ass backwards on project of his life since digits of the main scale of his Nudnickkronitzer increase from right to the left, while you might've expected an opposite order ?!
Michael Weinberg19-Jan-2009 16:47
Hello most uncanny one. When you say "cool," you have no idea how close you are to the actual purpose of this ingenious device. Do you see the "synchronous timer?" That is the main control, which sets the device to go off synchronously with the explosion of a thermonuclear device upon the soil or atmosphere of North America. The device was the brainchild of Schmildloff von Nudnickov, a Russian immigrant who, during the depression of the 1930s lived and studied in the streets of East Brooklyn, New York. He became America's foremost refrigeration scientist and engineer. This machine, called the Nudnickkronitzer manufactured by General Electric (note the logo on top) was Nudnickov's pride and joy. Upon impact of the Thermonuclear device, the Nudnickkronitzer's Synchronous Timer sets of a series of hyper frequency spam waves which literally causes Hell to freeze over, sucking all heat (including putrid stench of gaseous overweight midgets) from the atmosphere. All nuclear chain reactions come to a halt and time itself comes to a total standstill (that would certainly be something special). The Nudnickkronitzer was the only effective anti-dote to Thermonuclear war ever built or devised..... and as you said, it was certainly a "cool" device..... and now you have the true story. Da, Pravda! Ciao, Michael.