There is a lake in Russia that is so radioactive it can kill you within one hour if you stand near it.
In 1956 the US government placed beer near a nuclear explosion to see whether it would still be drinkable after a nuclear fallout, it was.
A man was injected with Plutonium without his knowledge or consent and survived for 20 years, eventually surviving the highest radiation dose known for any human.
Because of the amount of granite in its construction, Grand Central Station produces more radiation than is allowable at a nuclear power plant.
US Radium employed girls to paint glow-in-the-dark dials with radium paint, telling them to shape the brush points with their lips or fingers. When employees later started losing their jaws, company-paid examiners covered it up and claimed they had syphilis.
People in America living near coal-fired power stations are exposed to higher radiation doses than those living near nuclear power plants.
In an experiment sponsored by the U.S. Atomic Energy Commission and Quaker Oats, disabled children were fed oatmeal containing radioactive chemicals. The children were not informed and were told by hospital staff that they were joining a “science club“.
During WWII there was a company in Germany that sold radioactive toothpaste.
Sunflowers were planted near Chernobyl and Fukushima to remove radioactive cesium and strontium from the soil.
The notebooks used by Marie and Pierre Curie are still too radioactive to be handled safely.