You’ll Never Guess Why This Stuff Glows…Plus, It’s Radioactive!!!

We can’t believe people used to eat and drink from this stuff…can you??

When it comes to trends, Uranium and Vaseline glass – popular in the early 20th century – is something we can (sort of) get behind! We wrote all about it here, but this video documents the way the uranium in each piece flouresces under UV light, reflecting photons and glowing bright green.

While we think it’s super cool that this glassware glows, we are a little perturbed by the fact that the uranium renders it radioactive, even if only a tiny bit. Check out the spotlight and this Super Bright LEDs video, and see how cool this stuff is for yourself!