I was listening to the new My Favorite Murder (Ep. 190 “Lick the Clock”) where Georgia covers the Radium Girls and I was blown away when she mentioned that at the height of the radium boom in the early 20th century, you could buy RADIUM BUTTER. If you don’t know about the history of radium in the U.S., when it was first discovered in 1898, it was marketed as a cure-all and added to everything from face creams to bottled water. I have read a LOT about this topic because of the Radium Girls case and somehow I never came across radium butter and I just cannot get over the concept.
This is my first piece for #MonthofFear this year! This week’s theme was “Monsters Within” so what could be more fitting than delicious creamy butter filled with bone-rotting radiation?