how to tell if you are really a nukehere's an excerpt from a post over at my blog
an explanation of the following comment. after getting out of the nav, i worked as a nuclear shift test engineer (code 2340 for any of you poor souls that went through yard periods). that gave me access to all kinds of neat toys.
on with the excerpt
i used to keep a 3 way main steam stop bypass valve on my desk at work. i could always tell who was truly a nuke or not within seconds. if you came to my desk, saw the valve, and DIDN'T pick it up, take it apart, and put it back together while standing there talking to me, you probably weren't a nuke.
there just seems to be a natural curiosity in the breed. most of them would ignore the wooden puzzle box, but were unable to leave the valve alone.
so my question to you all is: what characteristics have you noted when dealing with nukes?