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Follow Motherboard on Twitter Two decades after helping to design the first atomic bomb, Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Manhattan Project, was asked to describe how he felt after the bomb’s first test. “If the radiance of a thousand suns were to burst at once into the sky," he quoted from the Hindu scripture, Bhagavad Gita, "that would be like the splendor of the mighty one. Now I am become Death, destroyer of worlds.” Atomic Trucker Atomic Trucker
Nuclear Accidents
We spent the Cold War in perpetual fear that the US and USSR would start an intentional nuclear conflict. The truth is, we came far closer to blowing ourselves up with nuclear weapons than we ever came to WWIII. Nuclear incidents have a bunch of ominous military code names, like Broken Arrow, Faded Giant or NUCFLASH. There are actually dozens of instances like these, but here are five major ones that happened in the US. If we were to consider Soviet activity, the list could go on for hours. The Russians either lost a nuclear sub, lost a sub with nuclear weapons on board, had a nuclear sub’s reactor melt down, or all three roughly every other week. 5 Times We Almost Nuked Ourselves By Accident 5 Times We Almost Nuked Ourselves By Accident
This is a video documenting the location and country responsible for all 2,053 known nuclear explosions between 1945-1998. Are you thinking what I'm thinking? If you answered, "Jesus, how are we all not dead?" Video Shows Location/Country Responsible For All Nuclear Explosions From 1948-1998 - Geekologie Video Shows Location/Country Responsible For All Nuclear Explosions From 1948-1998 - Geekologie
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