[–] NosebergShekelman 1 points 19 points (+20|-1) ago 

oy vey I wonda what caused the hole in the ozone? Cow farts

[–] ZenAtheist [S] 0 points 11 points (+11|-0) ago 

Don't forget hair spray.

[–] WeekendBaker 1 points 3 points (+4|-1) ago 

I’m still convinced those were meant for “awareness” more tha n practical solutions. I.e. make it relatable and a topic of discussion.

Pretty sure a few million bottles of spray paint would be the equivalent of one round trip flight across the country.

[–] fuckmyreddit 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago  (edited ago)

What would it look like if it were 70 km (43 miles) away from DC?

[–] ZenAtheist [S] 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

You can see it on a map: https://nuclearsecrecy.com/nukemap/

[–] BloatedVoatGoat 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

stopped before the blast wave hit...

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[–] elitch2 4 points 6 points (+10|-4) ago 

Here's what space flight looks like.


[–] Doglegwarrior 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Holy shit dude. I truly laughed out loud. That was unexpected and epic

[–] Neggarplease2000 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

lol wut

[–] elitch2 2 points 0 points (+2|-2) ago 

My sentiments, exactly.

[–] bunnysupreme 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

Whats the biggest payload for a nuke? If that was 1.6 megatons, then what nukes do they have now?

Someone said to me that the reason Area 51 exists is to keep the high end nukes in storage; the ones that can wipe out a continent.

[–] ZenAtheist [S] 0 points 19 points (+19|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The Russians tested the biggest one anyone dared to detonate, the Tsar Bomb at 50 megatons.

The fireball reached nearly as high as the altitude of the release plane and was seen almost 1,000 kilometres (620 mi) from ground zero. The subsequent mushroom cloud was about 64 kilometres (40 mi) high (over seven times the height of Mount Everest), which meant that the cloud was above the stratosphere and well inside the mesosphere when it peaked. The base of the cloud was 40 kilometres (25 mi) wide. All buildings in the village of Severny (both wooden and brick), located 55 kilometres (34 mi) from ground zero within the Sukhoy Nos test range, were destroyed. In districts hundreds of kilometers from ground zero wooden houses were destroyed, stone ones lost their roofs, windows and doors; and radio communications were interrupted for almost one hour. One participant in the test saw a bright flash through dark goggles and felt the effects of a thermal pulse even at a distance of 270 kilometres (170 mi). The heat from the explosion could have caused third-degree burns 100 km (62 mi) away from ground zero. A shock wave was observed in the air at Dikson settlement 700 kilometres (430 mi) away; windowpanes were partially broken to distances of 900 kilometres (560 mi). Atmospheric focusing caused blast damage at even greater distances, breaking windows in Norway and Finland. The seismic shock created by the detonation was measurable even on its third passage around the Earth. Its seismic body wave magnitude was about 5 to 5.25. The energy yield was around 8.1 on the Richter scale but, since the bomb was detonated in air rather than underground, most of the energy was not converted to seismic waves. The TNT equivalent of the 50 Mt test could be represented by a cube of TNT 312 meters (1023 feet) on a side, approximately the height of the Eiffel Tower.

[–] Kalergi 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That was in 1961. I wonder what they have today.

Tested on 30 October 1961 as an experimental verification of calculation principles and multi-stage thermonuclear weapon designs, it also remains the most powerful explosive ever detonated.

[–] Asashio 0 points 3 points (+3|-0) ago 

That's fucking terrifying when you consider that's cold war tech. What kind of nightmares do they have hidden away nowadays?

[–] DoneAndDone 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Didn’t that bomb have a designed yield of 100 megatons? I seem to remember that they halved the yield after calculating that the bomber, despite slowing the bomb’s decent as much as possible, would not be able to reach a safe distance.

[–] RockmanRaiden 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

Now THAT'S alot of damage!

[–] riposte 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

They have a 100 megaton torpedo. The detonated Tsar bomb was 50 megatons.

[–] BeingUseful 1 points 1 points (+2|-1) ago 

We actually don't really have many high-yield weapons in the stockpile anymore. 1 MT is about it and not many as far as anyone knows. Most of our stockpile runs in the low kiloton range to 3 or 5 kilotons.

The bigger the bomb, the more expensive the maintenance. These things have about a 12 year shelf life and require huge amounts of maintenance.

So we've opted for smaller, more efficient designs seeing as we can now deliver them to within a few meters of their intended target. These cold war monsters were necessary back then because delivery systems were wildly inaccurate.

[–] RedditSureDoesSuck 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

It's funny that you think you know this.

[–] speedisavirus 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

The lesson here is to live over 50 miles from any US city or military facility.

[–] spaceman84 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

There's a map that's good for showing where you want to be post nuclear exchange. Basically Wyoming and I think western South Dakota were safe.

[–] maxoverdrive 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Shut the fuck up, dude! We don't want a bunch of beta incel losers from reddit moving to Wyoming!

[–] speedisavirus 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

South Dakota should be a safe bet. Low population. No major cities. Closest nuclear weapons silos I think are in North Dakota. Big state. Can be hundreds of miles from those weapons in ND. Think Wyoming has weapons silos but...no major cities...big state. Just live far away from them.

[–] Hand_of_Node 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

And upwind.

[–] prairie 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

Sounds raycist.

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[–] BillyLuath 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

So, a Russian blast?

[–] ZenAtheist [S] 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

Yes. RDS-37.

[–] 89242058 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

A fatty tripped and fell, that's all.

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