'Storage Wars: Texas' Premiere: Radioactive Glassware (VIDEO)
It was the calm before the storm on "Storage Wars: Texas" (Tue., 10 p.m. EST on A&E) when Lesa Lewis and Jerry Simpson came across some brightly colored vintage glass objects.
However, the pair got a nasty shock when they brought their finds to be appraised, as the appraiser explained just why the glass was so vivid. "They're called uranium glass, which is radioactive."
Jerry freaked out. "I've been touching these glasses all day!" However, the appraiser reassured them that only one or two percent of the volume of material in the glassware was actually radioactive, so there was no real danger to their health.
Even better than that, the 1920s glass was fluorescent, and it glowed even more brightly in black light.
In the end, though, it was all about the bottom line. How much were the objects worth? "$65 apiece."
Keep up with the treasure-hunting on "Storage Wars: Texas," Tuesdays at 10 p.m. EST on A&E.
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