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Probably Not Something You Want To Hear In The Distance

When this starts blaring, you know you’re going to have a bad day.

The hidden base that could have ended the world

The Titan Missile Museum is located in “nearby” Tucson, AZ. I should take a weekend trip out to visit one of these days.

In the 1970s and 80s, crews sat at constant readiness in nuclear missile silos buried in the Arizona desert. What would have happened if they had got the order to launch?

Source: BBC – Future – The hidden base that could have ended the world

The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war

Just in case…Keep calm and broadcast on.

If you ever want to see how real it could have gotten, go back and watch The War Game (1965), When The Wind Blows (1986), Threads (1984), and–for the US side of the devastation–The Day After (1983).

The BBC has revealed plans drawn up in the Cold War on how it planned to operate from 11 underground bunkers across the country in the event of a nuclear strike.

Source: The BBC’s detailed plans for nuclear war – BBC News

Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar

TIL: If The Bomb drops, canned beer will be safe to drink, and might be your most reliable source of clean water.

Things seem a bit grim? Don’t despair. If the nukes do fall, and you survive, you can probably still crack that beer.

Source: Nuclear Beer: When The Bomb Comes, Head To The Bar | VinePair

Alien Nuclear Wars Might Be Visible From Earth

With the right telescope and a lot of luck

Source: Alien Nuclear Wars Might Be Visible From Earth – The Atlantic

This Frightening Animation Shows Every Single Nuclear Explosion That Occurred Between 1945 And 1998

Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto created the animation below to display the number of nuclear explosions that went off between 1945 and 1998: a staggering 2,053. Beginning with the Manhattan Project’s first nuclear device detonated near Los Alamos, New Mexico, the number of explosions starts slowly at first and then quickly speeds up right through to Pakistan’s own nuclear tests in 1998.

Source: This Frightening Animation Shows Every Single Nuclear Explosion That Occurred Between 1945 And 1998

The First Light of Trinity

Happy Trinity Day? Happy Boomsday?

Seventy years ago, the flash of a nuclear bomb illuminated the skies over Alamogordo, New Mexico. What did it look like?

Source: The First Light of Trinity