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August 31, 1957 - Plumbbob's "Smoky" Leaves a Troubled Legacy

On August 31, 1957, Operation Plumbob’s “Smoky” test flamed into the sky over busy Yucca Flat, 65 miles north of Las Vegas.  Area 8 of the Nevada Test Site played host that day to the third test of the UCRL TX-41 –  a three-stage, thermonuclear weapon design.  142 more words


August 27, 1957 - Underground Nuclear Test Launches Giant "Manhole Cover"

On August 27, 1957, a four-inch-thick steel plate weighing several hundred pounds shot into the stratosphere over the Nevada Test Site, never to be seen again.  311 more words


Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Beppu, Miyajima

There is not much to tell about Hiroshima and Nagasaki. We all know what happened there.

After the nuclear bombings in both cities respectively, the cities were practically wiped out clean, with hundreds of thousands immediate deaths and that much casualties both in short and long term. 472 more words


In conversation with the fighter pilot who nuked a sunday..

Studs Terkel: We’re seated here, two old gaffers. Me and Paul Tibbets, 89 years old, brigadier-general retired, in his home town of Columbus, Ohio, where has lived for many years. 4,170 more words


I want Scotland to stay....but

I’ve just finished watching the interesting, but rather flawed, Andrew Neil programme about the implications of Scottish independence on the UK. I felt that there was a whole load of hype and mischief making in the programme. 843 more words


Depression part 5

after failing too much because of the shit that was caused by Kelly, I had unfollowed and unliked everybody that I was following or friends with from Omaha Nebraska. 88 more words

"Fact OR Fiction?" - 5 of the Craziest Concepts in History?

1.  One time in our history, one of the most creative con men sold the Eiffel tower? “Fact OR Fiction?”

1.  Fact – Victor Lustig one of the most smoothest criminal con men not only sold the Eiffel Tower once but nearly a second time, as well. 351 more words

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