I stumbled across something on the Youtube just now. Started out watching some videos on STO, but you know how it goes Youtubing. Anyway, I thought it might make a fun little quiz.
Q: Including both in anger and testing, how many Nuclear bombs have been detonated on this planet? Got a number in your head? Good.
2 in anger,
A little over 2200 in testing.
Originally Posted by jumpingjs
How are we alive springs to mind
AND THAT IS WHY THE WORLD IS IN RECESSION ... we spent it all on Bombs ...
Actually defense research/development/production spending almost always produces net economic benefit.
And if you spent a day wandering around the Nevada Test Range you'd absorb more radiation from the sun than you would from leftover radioactive debris. And you'd be shot before either had a chance to kill you.
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Not just defense spending, but most spending, government or otherwise. Money doesn't disappear when you spend it, and economy is measured by how much money moves, not how much exists.
If you want to blame nuclear development for the current recession, you've also got to look at when that money was spent. Very, very few new weapons have been produced since the early 80's, the US has been downsizing since the 60's, Russia since the 80's, and every other nuclear power combined never had half as much as either.
As someone who has an odd fascination with Nuclear weapons i have watched this video several times.. its pretty amazing.. There are alot of good videos on youtube showing nuclear weapons testing.. netflix has some really good shows on the history of the bomb. I watched one last night and learned that Russia was able to build there first bomb years before predicted because two American scientists gave them US deisgns. The first russian bomb was virtually identical to the first american bomb. Also of some interest is the first and second Hydrogen bombs the US detonated at bikini. The second was many times more powerful than the designers had expected, and ALMOST caused a castrophe when a US naval ship ended up being to close to the blast zone, even though it was more than 20 miles away.
The Biggest bomb ever detonated was the russian Tsar bomb.. had a yield of 54 megatons,, the chief designer actually changed the plans at the last minute because he was scared of his own design. It was designed to be more than 100 megatons,,, that would have been something to see!!!!! Another useless peice of nuclear bomb knowledge.. anything over 100 megatons doesnt add to the destructiveness. According to the egghead on this show,, he said after 100 megatons the mushroom cloud grows so tall that it actually exits the atmosphere into space,,, wonder what that would do??...
Anyway.. one quantum torpedoe has more power than hundreds of hydrogen bombs,,, thank goodness no ones tried to make one of them!!!
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