In an attempt to make nuclear radioactivity easy to understand, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency has got itself in hot water over a poorly-conceived analogy it published on its website. The analogy was presented as a cartoon of an angry wife, with text drawing the following comparisons:
- The angry wife is the radioactive source.
- Her animated state is radioactivity.
- Her screaming, angry voice is the radiation itself.
After garnering a little too much attention the cartoon was taken down yesterday.