Network News reporter, at a "swimming pool" type research reactor: "The actual core is about 25 feet down. It glows with an incandescent blue light."
No. No, you ninny, it glows all right, and it's even blue. (See also here). But the core is not incandescent. If it ever became incandescent, well, you had better hope it's a very conservative design with plenty of water -- and you'd better hold your breath while you run for the door; the steam's liable to be "hot" as well as hot. Gosh, I hope that wasn't your favorite suit?
Maybe you'd better just preemptively hit the bar. --Pity the report was from inside Iran.
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