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Duck and Cover Desk
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Origin

Unknown Student

Type

Wooden School Desk

Effects

Absorbs radiation and protects those that hide under it

Downsides

None

Activation

Always active, hiding under

Collected by

James MacPherson

Section

Fermi-989L

Date of Collection

March 5th, 1969

[Source]


OriginEdit

"Duck and Cover" was a public safety protocol that the United States Government instituted during the Cold War. They stated that in the event of a nuclear attack, students should duck under their desks. Analytical thinkers of the time would have realized that a bit of plywood would in no way protect against nuclear fallout, but America needed a security blanket to hold onto. With the constant threat of annihilation in the air, production and regular life would cease. With some semblance of control, Americans could go about their business.

UsageEdit

The desk became an artifact due to the strong belief of a student that honestly thought the desk would protect him/her. The desk constantly absorbs radiation, yet exhibits no signs of radiation burns. Those that hide under the desk will be immune from the effects of radiation.

CollectionEdit

Ask the desk is constantly absorbing radiation it is kept in the Radiation Sector to syphon off the excess energy from other artifacts. It is kept close to the door in case an agent is trapped during a lockdown.

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