Category: atomic bomb

The Chernobyl disaster released approximately 400 times more radioactive fallout than that of the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

After the atomic bombs had been dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 13% of the U.S. people were in favor of “killing off” all Japanese people. And after Japan surrendered, 22.7% of Americans wished more atomic bombs had been dropped.

A Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach other police officers to duck-and-cover in the days between the two US atomic bombings. Not a single officer died in the Nagasaki blast.

Photo : The Japan Times

A survivor of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing went to Boston in 1951 and won the Marathon.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not radioactive anymore mostly because the bombs didn’t touch the ground but were detonated in the air.

Photo : wikipedia

In 1956, the U.S. exploded atomic bombs near a few beers to see if they are safe to drink. They are indeed.

Photo : Mountain Ash via Flickr

Six Ginkgo trees survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima without deformities. All six are still alive today. source

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