Bomb Test, 2003

Atomic Bomb Test, 1957

Like Sting, I was born in the ’50s. From the day I could read, it seemed like every week or so, the newspapers were talking about yet another Atom Bomb test. Nobody knew back then whether they were Atomic bombs or Nuclear bombs or Hydrogen bombs, or what. But what we all knew was that “Nucular Bums is gonna get yer!”. We felt very secure in those days.

Anyway, I feel a bit more secure these days, and like most men, I’d give a year’s salary to watch a nucular a'splosion live. Those wimps in Congress won’t let me though.

So here’s a kind of substitute. This was based on an an actual photo of a 37 Kiloton explosion which took place in 1957. To get an idea of scale, you should know that that baby was huge. You’re not looking at a dust-devil here.

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