Category: Hiroshima

Despite being over 400 years old and enduring a nuclear…

Despite being over 400 years old and enduring a nuclear explosion, this little bonsai tree just keeps on growing. Planted in 1625, it lived only 2 miles from the drop site of the atomic bomb that destroyed Hiroshima in 1945. It was given as a gift to the United States in 1976 and is now housed at the National Arboretum, where it still continues to thrive.

Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States…

Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace. 

Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States…

Hiroshima is one of the only places outside of the United States to observe Martin Luther King Day because he wrote a letter to Japan weeks before his death, requesting to visit the county and spread his message of peace. 

A Hiroshima policeman went to Nagasaki to teach other police…

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

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not radioactive anymore mostly…

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

Photo : wikipedia

A survivor of Hiroshima’s atomic bombing went to Boston in…

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

Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not radioactive anymore mostly…

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

Photo : wikipedia

A meteor with the size of a small living room exploded over the…

A meteor with the size of a small living room exploded over the Atlantic on 6th feb 2016. It released more force than the Hiroshima Bomb and released an energy equivalent to 13,000 tons of TNT.

Six Ginkgo trees survived the atomic bomb dropped on Hiroshima…

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

image via kwanten

In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear…

In 1961 the US Air Force accidentally dropped two nuclear bombs on North Carolina, each more than 250 times the destructive power of the Hiroshima bomb, but nether exploded. One of them remains buried in the ground where it landed. source

image via wikipedia