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What happens when a Boy Scout decides to get his “Atomic Energy” badge? Check out the story of David Hahn, the ‘Radioactive Boy Scout’, who in 1994 attempted to build a fast breeder nuclear reactor in his backyard shed in in Detroit.

As a postscript, in 2007 – four years after this documentary went to air – Hahn was charged with stealing smoke detectors, most likely to use as a source of radioactive materials for further experiments. His mug shot at that time showed his face pock-marked with open sores, probably caused by exposure to radiation.

Sure, he seems bat-poop crazy, but you can’t argue with that can-do attitude…