Saturday, November 15, 2008

Going The Way Of Astatine*

This label was found on the bottom of the ice bucket in my hotel room. Can you see what's unusual about it?


* Astatine is the rarest naturally-occurring element, with the total amount in Earth's crust estimated to be less than 1 oz (28 g) at any given time. This amounts to less than one teaspoon of the element. Guinness World Records has dubbed the element the rarest on Earth, stating: "Only around 0.9 oz (25 g) of the element astatine (At) occurring naturally".

7 comments:

Decorina said...

WTF - something still made in the USA? There's a mistake somewhere.

Gil said...

That ice bucket must be a collector's item.

sheila said...

Made in the USA. Atleast we still make something, although I'm pretty sure it was made by an illegal mexican.

btw, good thing you got a pic of it, by next year that company will probably be overseas, lol

Ariana said...

Well, I can't for the life of me figure out what is unusual about 'the bucket' but I do think that is really unusual you felt compelled to turn it over and look at the bottom ;)

The Daily Rant said...

Well, yes, I guess I should explain...

When in a hotel room, I turn over the ice bucket to use it as a way to prop up my travel makeup mirror (so it's face height) when I sit at the desk to put on my makeup.

When I turned it over and I saw "Made in USA" and not "Made in China", I was quite surprised. I can't even remember the last time I saw "Made in USA" on ANYTHING.

Hence, the picture!

Gi-Gi Roxx said...

Freakin' awesome.

Stace said...

Surprising for sure. Now, don't faint or anything, but I actually have some CLOTHES that were made in the USA. I know, you're probably having trouble breathing right now. I'll give you a moment to recover.

The items of clothing are some sweats and shirts we bought at a big man's store near home. I think they are made in the USA because people in foreign countries don't believe people as big as I am actually exist, so when orders are placed, they laugh delightedly at what must be a practical joke and don't fill the order. Hence, giant clothes made in the USA.