Asbestos is marvellous stuff for kiddies. Get some today for your children to play with. They will love it.
You can get bits of hot water pipe lagging that you can squeeze and it just crumbles.
You can use a formed piece to use on your hotplates to slow simmer.
You can get a piece in the shape of the base of an iron to sit your iron on so that it doesn't burn the ironing board cover.
But for the kiddies, nothing beats breaking up old sheets of asbestos cladding, only surpassed perhaps by breaking up old 78 rpm records.
Myself and my nearest brother (cough) learnt about fulcrums from (cough) asbestos. That is put some over a fulcrum to break it. But if it was a big sheet (cough), the joy of jumping on it could not be surpassed. As a cheap frisbee, asbestos failed really (cough), but we tried.
I would not call myself artistic, but I made some asbestos shapes and planted them in garden bed. I was ever so (cough) proud.
Finally my own home and my own asbestos garage in 1981. It was complete with a hole in one sheet. I ripped it off, broke it into small pieces to go in the rubbish and I replaced it with cement sheet. That is what the label said, and now yet (cough) I find out cement sheet in 1981 had asbestos in it.
What is this Mr James Hardy, subsumed by BHP Billiton? You knew before I was (cough) born that asbestos was dangerous to health?
(cough) Sorry about the coughing. I must have gotten a bit of chilli from last night's dinner (cough) stuck in my throat. Can (cough) someone slap my back?