Atomic Hangovers

Atomic Wonderland: Sitting Ducks

In 1957 the US Air Force conducted a high altititude test of a low-yield atomic weapon. This test was not that different than much of the other atomic testing occuring at that time, except that 6 individuals–5 volunteers and one photographer–were standing directly underneath the blast in order to prove how ‘safe’ these weapons were. Thanks to the ever thorough US government, there is video of the test and the reactions of these fine gentlemen.

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Atomic Hangovers

Hiding Under Your Shell: Duck and Cover

Do what it says or who knows what will happen to you

Listen children when you see the flash remember to Duck and Cover. Civil Defense wants to remind you that even with the fear of the atomic bomb all you have to do is put your head between your knees and wait it out.


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