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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In 1968, a US bomber crashed in Greenland, and the 4 nuclear bombs it was carrying were recovered by the US government. At least that is what everyone thought. In 2008, it was revealed that one of the bombs was still stuck in the ice.
Explosion of Heligoland
The Vela Incident
US and Russia High Alert Nukes
2 Nuclear Bombs in North Carolina
In 1961, a nuclear bomber crashed over North Carolina. The first of its two nukes deployed its parachute and 5 out of 6 safety devices activated, just barely avoiding a detonation. The second bomb, however, failed to deploy its parachute. It slammed into the ground and dug deep into the Earth. Fortunately, it didn’t explode either. It is still there today.