Thursday, July 22, 2010
Cool Stuff: A Visual History of Nuclear Bombs
Cool all right, but grim food for thought. The movie starts with the first U.S. test bomb in the desert in New Mexico prior to the two bombs being dropped on Japan, in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Then it follows all other bombs dropped on this planet up until 1998, when India and Pakistan joined the madness. (One thing I never really realized was HOW MANY test bombs were exploded in Nevada. I know the bomb tests used to actually be marketed as a tourist attraction outside Las Vegas, but ... wow. That's the only word I've got for that.)
You can check out the whole story here.