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1 posted on 02/24/2013 10:42:32 PM PST by SWAMPSNIPER
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Thanks for sharing. It’s amazing how powerful these things are.


2 posted on 02/24/2013 10:49:19 PM PST by Viennacon
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Wow.


3 posted on 02/24/2013 10:52:25 PM PST by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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I wonder if it made a local or widespread tsunami? Or was the water just vaporized and therefore no wave?


4 posted on 02/24/2013 10:58:26 PM PST by steve86 (Acerbic by Nature, not NurtureĀ™)
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Powerful stuff.

Not only the blast, but the effect the nukes had on life on the Bikini Atoll's ocean floor:


5 posted on 02/24/2013 11:04:08 PM PST by Yossarian ("All the charm of Nixon. All the competency of Carter." - SF Chronicle comment post on Obama)
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Bflr


7 posted on 02/24/2013 11:31:22 PM PST by colinhester
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That’s pretty cool!

By the way, our experiments on Japan yielded some interesting results, too: On Hiroshima we used a uranium fueled bomb (”Little Boy”) and on Nagasaki a plutonium fueled bomb (”Fat Man”). It turned out that over the next couple of decades the incidence of new leukemia cases was far higher in Hiroshima than it was in Nagasaki.


9 posted on 02/24/2013 11:36:59 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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My Father was there. He had lots of stories to tell. And no - they weren’t about irradiated personnel (mostly.) Great stories though.


16 posted on 02/25/2013 1:05:44 AM PST by golux
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Thanks very much for the fascinating story, pictures and link to the very interesting site PetaPixel.


17 posted on 02/25/2013 1:32:41 AM PST by lbryce (BHO:"Now, I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds by way Oppenheiner at Trinity NM)
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Check out “Trinity and Beyond - The Atomic Bomb Movie” It’s an incredible documentary hosted by Shatner. Lots of Atom/H-Bomb footage/info/history and even Russia’s Tzar Bomba 50 megaton blast.

That link has more than a few libridiots spouting the party line on it. Take blood pressure meds before reading.


20 posted on 02/25/2013 1:57:00 AM PST by Norm Lenhart
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Thanks for posting, but now that song will be in my head all day.

“We’ll meet again, don’t know where, don’t know when...”


21 posted on 02/25/2013 2:46:27 AM PST by HartleyMBaldwin
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The ship that got tossed into the air, creating the black smudge in the mushroom column, was battleship USS Arkansas. Oldest and smallest battleship in the fleet (pre-WWI, mounted 12” guns rather than the 14” and 16” of later BBs), but still a pretty substantial-sized ship.


24 posted on 02/25/2013 3:33:21 AM PST by tanknetter
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later read


27 posted on 02/25/2013 4:24:27 AM PST by digger48
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My Dad participated in these tests while in the US Navy after the surrender of Japan. His ship USS Hughes. DD410 is at the bottom of the Bikini Atoll.


31 posted on 02/25/2013 6:08:41 AM PST by sonrise57 (Help us God for evil men have surrounded us.)
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Holy carp! That must have carved-out a huge hole in the ocean floor. I wonder how much - millions of tons of - underwater debris was blown skyward? I can’t even begin to think of the ramifications of that blast. Thanks for the link!


32 posted on 02/25/2013 6:23:13 AM PST by carriage_hill (AR-10s & AR-15s Are The 21st Century's Muskets. Free Men Need Not Ask Permission!)
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Hardcore redneck fishing at it’s best!


33 posted on 02/25/2013 6:44:51 AM PST by Epsdude
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BFL. This should be cool.


34 posted on 02/25/2013 7:03:16 AM PST by zeugma (Those of us who work for a living are outnumbered by those who vote for a living.)
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I keep telling myself to look at this later, but I keep forgetting to bookmark it for myself...


38 posted on 02/27/2013 8:44:07 AM PST by GreenAccord (Bacon Akbar)
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