Boom or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb

I have a sick fascination with nuclear weapons. They symbolize both the creative potential of humanity as well as its destructive capability. The fact that no country has used nuclear weapons since the United States bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki is also a testament to our species ability to exercise some amount of restraint in our pursuit of destruction. I came across a really interesting time lapse video of every nuclear weapon detonated in the world:

It really does look like a giant dick waving competition between the United States and the Soviet Union.

2 thoughts on “Boom or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb”

  1. I worked on nuclear weapons in the ’80s, back when the Army still had tactical nukes. I share your fascination and have gathered a small library of reference material on the subject. If you ever see a copy of one of the “Nuclear Weapons Databook” series, grab it. They were put out by the NRDC back in the ’80s, supposed to be a series of 10 books but I don’t thinkthey ever got them all published before the end of the Cold War made it a moot point.

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