Atomic Bomb Facts | Facts about the dangerous Atomic Bomb: A nuclear weapon is an explosive machine that derives its deadly force from the nuclear reactions, either fission or a blend of fission and the fusion. Here are few interesting facts about the Atomic bombs:
Atomic Bomb Facts:
- Kokura, Japan, was the original target of the nuclear bomb that landed in Nagasaki.
- Robert Oppenheimer, “the father of the atomic bomb,” tried to kill his university tutor with a poisoned apple.
- Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.
- In the 1950s, Las Vegas crowned a Miss Atomic Bomb.
- According to a Pew study, 56% of Americans think the use of nuclear bombs in Japan in 1945 was justified, down from 63% in 1991.
- 10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs.
Dangerous Atomic Bomb:
- In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times stronger than Hiroshima.
- During the Cold War, the United States military misplaced at least eight nuclear weapons permanently.
- There’s a nuclear bomb lost somewhere off the coast of Georgia.
- The largest nuclear bomb ever blasted, the Tsar Bomba, was 1,400 times stronger than the Hiroshima and Nagasaki combined.
- At least a dozen Americans were killed by the atomic bomb in Hiroshima, a fact that the U.S. did not acknowledge until the 1970s.
- During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.
Hiroshima and Nagasaki Facts:
- Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not dangerous anymore mostly because the weapons didn’t touch the ground but were detonated in the air.
- Fat Man was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.
- CT body scans expose the patient to the same amount of radiation as that experienced within a mile and a half of the Hiroshima atomic bomb.
- Barack Obama was the 1st sitting U.S. president to visit the Hiroshima, 71 years after the atomic bomb.
- A month after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, a typhoon hit the city killing another 2,000 people.
- A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WW2.
- A survivor of the Hiroshima’s atomic bombing went to Boston city in 1951 and won the Marathon.
- Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s.
- Although he was a devoted pacifist, Einstein wrote a letter to President Roosevelt, urging him to prioritize the development of an atomic weapon before Nazi Germany.
- The atomic bomb explosion at the Hiroshima was generated by matter weighing no more than a paper clip.
- A Bonsai Tree planted in 1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resided in a U.S. Museum.
- There’s an atomic bomb museum in the city of New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was blasted. The museum is only open 12 hours a year.
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