Atomic Hangovers

Every Nuke Test In The World

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On July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert the world was introduced to a new kind of weapon. One that caused J. Robert Oppenheimer to quote the Bhagavad Gita and say, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” It was both a triumphal test — the culmination of years of work by thousands of people — and the opening of a Pandora’s box. After that test, the world would be a different place. After that test, the world would be a scarier place.

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Atomic Wonderland: Explosions!

A couple of weeks ago we saw a video of some fine gentlemen who were Sitting Ducks for a high altitude nuclear test. Some of you, our loyal readers, were wondering what happened to these fellows. The sources I had did not really have much conclusive proof about the whereabouts of the 6 individuals. But as it turns out, Atomic Toasters has some fans over at Fox News (the citation is soon to be forthcoming no doubt), and 5 days after our weekend post they came out with an interview with the photographer George Yoshitake and Major Don Luttrell, the only two of the 6 still living.  See the entire article over on foxnews.com: Videographer had bottoms up view of nuclear blast, lives to tell tale.

And since someone said atomic explosions, here are a few videos of varying atomic blasts!

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