25 Impressive Bomb Facts That Are Fairly Explosive

Bombs have probably defined your life more than you know. They’ve also probably been around longer than you think. In fact, bombs have been around ever since people realized they could use gunpowder to blow things up. Modern bombs, of course, are much bigger than anything that our ancestors would have come up with.

That much was made clear when Fat Man and Little Boy were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. What you probably didn’t realize is that the bombs of today are almost incomprehensibly more powerful. In fact, they are thousands of times more powerful. They are so powerful that if all of the nuclear weapons in the world were launched right now, the entire Earth would be engulfed in flames.

Not a single inch of the ocean, glacier, or desert would be left that wasn’t scorched, radiated, burned, and altogether blown to smithereens. Furthermore, this means that there would quite literally be nowhere to hide. Why is this important?

Because the only thing keeping everybody from launching all of their missiles is the fact that the enemy would launch all of their missiles right back. At any rate, you can see why this might have a significant effect on politics! These are 25 Impressive Bomb Facts That Are Fairly Explosive!

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First Nuclear Test Blast

The first nuclear test blast in New Mexico was so bright that a blind woman named Georgia Green allegedly asked her brother what the bright flash was. They were 50 miles away.Source: abqjournal.com, Image: wikipedia

The first nuclear test blast in New Mexico was so bright that a blind woman named Georgia Green allegedly asked her brother what the bright flash was. They were 50 miles away.

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Ocean Bombs

Following the World Wars, millions of bombs and warheads are lying at the bottoms of the oceans because authorities have not found a way to dispose of themSource: earthmagazine.org, Image: wikipedia

Following the World Wars, millions of bombs and warheads are lying at the bottoms of the oceans because authorities have not found a way to dispose of them.


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Shockwaves

Bomb disposal experts don't usually get killed by shrapnel. It is the shockwave that is dangerous. The bomb suits are nearly impenetrable.Source: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Bomb disposal experts don’t usually get killed by shrapnel as the bomb suits are nearly impenetrable. It is the shockwave that is dangerous.

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Blast Induced Barotrauma

Blast Induced Barotrauma is when the shockwave of a bomb causes pressure changes that lead to internal organs explodingSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Blast-Induced Barotrauma is when the shockwave of a bomb causes pressure changes that lead to internal organs exploding.


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Detecting Art Forgeries

One way to detect art forgeries is to test for various isotopes that didn't exist in nature until the first nuclear bombs exploded in the mid 20th centurySource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

One way to detect art forgeries is to test for various isotopes that didn’t exist in nature until the first nuclear bombs exploded in the mid 20th century.



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