I thought the craziest story I’d read this year was a UFO enthusiast’s account of his hunt for a wrecked 1960s vintage spyplane so top-secret you’ve probably never heard of it.
Then I found a link to the story of a teenager who had plans to build a nuclear reactor in his backyard. (Click the printer-friendly link at the bottom of the first page if you want to read it.)
I lived such a sheltered life…
I don’t know how this story managed to avoid more publicity. Growing up in Missouri in the early 1980s, I remember the horror story of Times Beach. I can’t imagine what would have been if he’d actually succeeded in converting that potting shed into a breeder reactor. It would have made Times Beach look like spilled milk.