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.