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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Deadly Lightning

In 1769 the city of Brescia, Italy was hit by lightning. Unfortunately the strike hit an area that was storing gunpowder. The resulting blast killed nearly 3,000 peopleSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

In 1769, the city of Brescia, Italy was hit by lightning. Unfortunately, the strike hit an area that was storing gunpowder. The resulting blast killed nearly 3,000 people.

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Nuclear Construction

During the 70s engineers considered nuclear explosions to help with construction projectsSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

During the ’70s, engineers considered using nuclear explosions to help with construction projects.


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In 1958, when engineers were doing construction near the entrance to the Royal Air Force, they had to move a replica of the biggest bomb used in WWII. The crazy part? They realized it wasn't a replicaSource: web.archive.org, Image: wikipedia
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Doug Wood's Photograph

Doug Wood was getting ready to photograph an early test of the atomic bomb. He ripped his protective glasses of too early and had to shield his eyes with his hand. He said he could see the blood running through his armSource: wikipedia, Image: wikipedia

Doug Wood was getting ready to photograph an early test of the atomic bomb. He ripped his protective glasses off too early and had to shield his eyes with his hand. He said he could see the blood running through his arm. After Doug removed his arm, he saw something even crazier…the person in front of him was a skeleton (he could almost see straight through him).


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US and Russia

United States vs Soviet UnionSource: ploughshares.org, Image: Carlos3653 via wikimedia

The United States and Russia account for 93% of the world‘s nuclear weapons.

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