The French National Radio had just completed a news broadcast. Without explanation, the announcer said: "Monsieur Helium, delegate of the World Institute of Atomic Research, will make an important announcement."
Said "Monsieur Helium": "European scientists have been forced to halt their experiments because of the frightful danger of a chain of atomic explosions which may cause the world to fly apart."
Quicker than he could say pardon!, another announcer broke in: "Atomic energy has turned [into a] Frankenstein [monster and] mastered its inventors. Shattering explosions have rent the earth from Siberia to Ontario."
Then, to the accompaniment of eerie music and the sound of...