What's the weirdest thing that you've ever found inside

From: Tony Duell <ard_at_p850ug1.demon.co.uk>
Date: Thu May 27 18:17:16 2004

> In the spirit of the thread:
> Wierdest thing found in an item of electronics:

> While trying to find a Kodak Retina possibly lost off the back

Why would you want to find one of those? It is my opinion, based on
dismantling and repairing many cameras, that Kodak have never made a
decent camera. Not one! (and yes, I've worked on Retinas, Retinettes, and
Retina Reflexes).

> of the truck headed for the dump, I went to said dump and dug
> around for a while. Vacuum tubes. Vacuum tubes plus charcoal
> fires plus time equals shriveled up raisinlike vacuum tubes. Wierd.

Presumably the heat of the fire softened the glass and atmospheric
pressure caused it to collapse against the vacuum inside.

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