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Hah ha! Classic "you're doing it wrong" scenario.
On the bright side (sort of), that claim has a source!
I wonder who volunteered for that.
As one of my physics professors was fond of saying (he did high power laser research), "And then you get the grad student to flip the switch..."
Apparently it was a Russian who volunteered back during the Cold War.
That reminds me about "HCN has a almond-like odor that can be detected at concentrations ten times higher than the lethal level".
Jokes aside, it didn't have to be someone tasting plutonium for a purpose - could be some kind of accident. Not saving the information about the taste would be a waste of opportunity.
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