10 More Glorious Atomic Explosions [Pics]

Submitted by: fancylad 8 years ago in Science

These asplosions take such beautiful shape when they detonate, it"s a shame they"re made for mass slaughter.
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Male 18
my source for my comment about 1/10: http://izismile.com/2008/12/22/nuclear_e...
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Male 18
ok, just to clear things up, 1 is not tsar bomba, it`s a test in French Polynesia. also, 1 and 10 are the same test. i saw somewhere else a progression of pictures of that explosion (notice the location). 9 can`t be tsar bomba, because tsar bomba was detonated in the arctic circle, and last time i checked there were no PALM TREES in the arctic circle just north of Russia. now, what does the real tsar bomba look like? just wiki it:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsar_Bomba

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Male 596
type up Vigil Nuclear on youtube, some kid composed a bunch of those with Lamb of God
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Male 2,703
we should start testing it on other planets...or do you think that might spark some interest from a Galactic Union (that earth "doesn`t" know about?)
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Male 63
@FireEmerald They always cause destruction. Whether it`s through the depletion of the Ozone layer; whether it`s through people being exposed to the resulting fallout from a test; or at worst, the intentional slaughtering of countless innocent lives.

It actually disturbs me that I find these pictures fascinating. =/

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Male 174
@ Sydust:
Because they`re not always a tool of mass destruction. Most of the time, but not entirely.
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Male 7
Funny... i had the first one for a desktop wallpaper for like 2 months already. That was quite unexpected to see...
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Female 39
How can something so utterly horrifying and tragic be so beautiful?
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Male 601
Probably some of the early nuke tests before they got to be over a megaton.
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Male 171
The 3rd picture looks awesome, But i feel sorry for the guys on the ships.
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Male 15,510
Its amazing when things go poof
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Female 175
And this is what the Manhattan Project brought us.
*sadness* :-(
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Female 779
Saturday, May 30, 2009 1:48:06 PM
how do you get a picture of that?
Doesn`t it like...kill everything?

The bomb itself kills within a mile or so radius, but the radition given off from the bomb post-blast increases chances of certain cancers and affects people miles away from the blast. :(

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Female 1,944
how do you get a picture of that?
Doesn`t it like...kill everything?
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Male 6
@Revrdrdark

Pic #9 seems to have palm trees in the foreground. Wasn`t Tsar Bomba detonated way way up North in Novaya Zemlya?

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Male 10
pure evil..
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Male 1,232
First one is the coolest. :O
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Male 54
What you are looking at is the most horrifying thing in history that man has created.
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Male 8
the tsar bomba was not 100+ megatons. It was only about 50. It was originally a 100 megaton device but the russians decided that even they were not crazy enough to have one that big.
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Male 690
3 and 5 are different views of the Bikini Atoll Hydrogen Bomb Test; #9 is Tsar Bomba, the "King of Bombs" the largest yield nuclear weapon ever detonated (100+ Megatons) Beautiful? I disagree. Testament to our own callous stupidity and destructiveness? I`ll go for that.
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Male 181
The last one looks like someone photoshopped an actual mushroom onto the explosion :/ Maybe not though, might just be my imagination.
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Male 309
the first one used to be my background a week ago =P

we watched a movie on these with a bunch of film footage of the blast. ill try to find it later. but yeah the ones in the water they where testing the effects of a bomb under water and how it would affect the ships, which where obviously abandoned. unfortunatly in one of them (idr which one) they underestamated how powerful the bomb was and everyone observing it was wayyy too close and got baked with radiation. theres also a small group of islands in the pacific where they tested nuclear bombs. they made so many craters the islands are now completly under water

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Male 4,680
WHAT THE FU- BOOOOOOOOOOOOM
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Male 24
I agree with s0rd3dvis1on. all this energy and we need to use fossil fuels.
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Female 710
The last one looks a bit like a jellyfish.
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Male 486
Ah yes the Tzar Bomb. Amazing that they cut it to half of its original size too. That`s some messed up stuff.
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Male 596
These are not of horror compared to our neutron bomb. Banned From Every Major Country in The World, the Neutron bomb is capable of destroying All sentient life within a 200(?) mile radius, while leaving buildings and trees unharmed. This mutilation is just murder in a box. a nuclear missle launch is a symbol of completely obliterating Everything into a oblivion and the next life. "next nuclear bomb attack within 8 years prior to this, Worst but most probable detonation locations-Saudi Arabia, and Iran, leaving our oil fields destroyed, russia will take over as leading supplier in both gas and oil" and you people thought last winter was bad for europe because of the selfish motherland? Let the bombs drop, So We can Fight The future
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Male 10,440
The first one was the awesome Tzar Bomb - the largest in history.

We need these to launch at meteors and aliens.

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Male 2,388
all this energy and still i have to rely dinosaur bones
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Male 1,360
the last mushroom really looks toxic.What a waste.
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Male 39
_Perfection_: The funny thing is that all of our "power" won`t save us from
A. Ourselves
B. Nature
:)
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Female 1,436
_Perfection_: Agreed.

These are all so. . . horridly beautiful.

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Male 639
"The power which humans possess is beyond belief."

I know, and just think how much further we`re going to go. It`s insane.

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Male 1,788
The power which humans possess is beyond belief.
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Male 3,301
<insert fart joke here>
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Male 3,619
first one is now my desktop background :D

ty iab

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Male 17,511
1. Castle Bravo
2. Baker
3. Baker
4. Met
5. Baker
6. Charlie
7. ?
8. Oak
9. Truckee
10. George ?
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Male 606
... The scariest thing to ever see.
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Male 5,189
First one and last three were my favorites.
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Male 1,666
Woo, being a explosion/pyromaniac has its benefits
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Male 1,835
i especially love that last one

and themessenger. all i can say is
"yeah, we play ride of the Valkyries right as we`re coming in to blast `em. Scares the living poo out of `em."
-Sgt. Killgore

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Male 1,627
some of those weren`t atomic, they were just big bombs.
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Male 18
haha what if there was one guy that forgot to get off the test boats used in #2-3. "hey where is everybo...(sees flash and mushroom cloud) ohhhh shi-"
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Male 1,086
The first and last ones are just so uttertly stunning.


SIGH, we have a spammer.

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Male 4,014
The last one was my favorite.
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Male 21
"I love the smell of Napalm in the morning, it smells like... victory."

-Sgt. Killgore

lol i thought it fit nicely, hehe

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Female 1,063
That scared the sh*t outta me, lol.
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Male 37
I rather like the last 2 actually...
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Male 844
Imagine one of those detonating and knowing you will probably get cancer from the radiation.
but it doesn`t stop it from looking awesome!
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Female 140
Oooh...a big jellyfish. I will call it Squishy and it will be my Squishy.
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Male 367
#1 is friggin` awesome.
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Female 472
Impending death never looked so...neat.
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Male 139
Does anyone know where I can get a hi-res version of #1?
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Female 18
the last really looks like a jelly fish
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Male 9,305
Wasn`t there one test they did where they exploded a bomb and had soldiers race towards it?
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Female 177
that last one is wild
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Female 119
The ones with boats were early tests. they wanted to see the effect on ships and dummies in the ships. They had all sorts of sensors on each ship
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Male 189
#1 wins. Bar none.
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Male 36
when you see boats in the pic it means that they were experimenting on hull strength, blast radius, or other such experiments
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Male 156
the first one is the Tsar bomb, it was the largest atomic bomb ever detonated. it apparently blew out windows in a near by country.
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Male 119
That first one is actually kinda pretty...
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Female 189
"Why were there ships in the water in #2 and #3? Just seems strange."

Perhaps the explosions happened in water? Like on another boat or something?

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Female 1,260
Holy Wow! The last one looks just like a big ole mushroom sploding (guess that`s why they call `em mushroom clouds, huh...duurrr!)

Why were there ships in the water in #2 and #3? Just seems strange.

Then there`s #5: A nice sandy beach, palm trees swaying in the breeze, your hammock in the ....KABOOM! uh oh

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Male 111
I wish I could have these in individual pictures, would be perfect for a background
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Female 15,763
I think the term "broccoli cloud" is much more accurate, now that I see these.
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Male 2
Sawesome.
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Male 15
im pretty sure this is a repost
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Female 9,572
I would love to see one in real life, if it weren`t for the fact that that it would be killing me slowly... :(
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Male 670
They all look like mushrooms, snow, or whipped cream. All of which taste quite... delectable...

P.S. xRedheadx3: The way we know you`re not cursing is because IAB makes "drat" lowercase.

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Female 2,044
this is....DRATING AWESOME.
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Male 32
"Lol the last one looks phallic."

By the last photo, I knew for a fact that somebody would make a horrible joke about phallus or vagina..

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Female 64
holy drat. these things are CRAZY. and they look AMAZINGLY like muchrooms
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Female 1,963
Wow. It`s incredible how much they really do look like mushrooms.
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Female 176
big bada boom
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Male 89
Did anyone every check about what effect this had on the ozone layer!
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Male 184
Lol the last one looks phallic. :)
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Male 1,078
Mooogandi:

Are you crazy? That`s not nearly enough, even for one country!

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Male 145
@RoniC, Thank you for answering my question.
That was very informative.
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Female 459
*coughs* all I can think of is fallout 3... I guess I need therapy. :P
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Male 2,344
the first one was amazing, if only it weren`t so death ensuing.
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Male 3,431
My Head Asplode.
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Male 310
boom-shacka-lacka
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Male 404
currently there are enough nuclear weapons to blow up every square inch of the world six times over. Heres, an idea... how bout we reduce it so we blow the world completely only once.
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Male 13
@OldOllie "If they do, we can serve them a few thousand"

Congratulations America you just nuked the world out of existence good planning on this one

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Male 483
we`d probably nuke everything other than the U.S.
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Male 4,793
""Wow. N Korea will be serving us summa-these pretty soon.""

N korea nuking us would be the worst thing they could possibly do for themselves. i dont know if we would nuke them back, but whatever we would do to them, it would drat them up so bad.

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Female 109
While they may be beautiful, those pictures also terrify me. I hope the only pictures we ever see of atomic explosions from here on out are from tests.
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Male 15,832
@WeeToddDid "Wow. N Korea will be serving us summa-these pretty soon."

They might try to serve us one. If they do, we can serve them a few thousand, each one about a thousand times more powerful than the one they just tested. (Either that or we`ll just take it up the @$$ and Obama will apologize for offending them.)

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Female 115
I feel like watching Dr. Strangelove now :P
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Male 914
"Explosions, beer, and women are the greatest things on the earth. If only they could make a beer that had a boob shaped explosion when it was opened. Then again, I may not be able to handle the awesomeness."

thank you, i have now found my life`s goal...

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Female 123
#3 looks like King Boo out of Super Mario. :P
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Female 148
Domisgod, well, it did say what a mushroom cloud was and it was from answers.com ^_~
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Male 281
amazing
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Male 180
Wow. N Korea will be serving us summa-these pretty soon.

4*

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Male 2,748
aight RoniC, thanks for explaining it, and _Perfection_, YES PLEASE!!!!
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Male 795
As beautiful as it is terrifying.
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Male 78
okay that last one is definitely a piece of colliflower haha
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Male 4,867
RonicC aka Wikipedia
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Female 650
Wow. Pretty.
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Male 2,125
Whoa those are pretty awesome!!!! o_O
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Male 1,929
I`m going to sit about 20 miles away from Pyongyang on a hillside with my camera phone and see what I get.
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Female 148
Mushroom clouds form as a result of the sudden formation of a large mass of hot, low-density gases near the ground creating a Rayleigh–Taylor instability. The mass of gas rises rapidly, resulting in turbulent vortices curling downward around its edges and drawing up a column of additional smoke and debris in the center to form its "stem". The mass of gas eventually reaches an altitude where it is no longer of lower density than the surrounding air and disperses, the debris drawn upward from the ground scattering and drifting back down.

Any explosion can cause a mushroom cloud.

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Male 311
"Am I the only one who finds this more disgusting and terrifying than pretty?"

yes

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Male 674
This is really the kind of beauty that needs to never again be seen.
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Male 145
Does anyone know why atomic explosions always end up in a mushroom cloud?
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Male 1,129
I love explosions... they are gods gift to men
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Male 1,788
Explosions, beer, and women are the greatest things on the earth. If only they could make a beer that had a boob shaped explosion when it was opened. Then again, I may not be able to handle the awesomeness.
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Male 672
Am I the only one who finds this more disgusting and terrifying than pretty?
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Male 1,383
Can I haz asplosions plz?
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Female 4,197
ahh ok, makes more sense now, thanks guys.

" They were literally only a few miles from the blast, and would immediately go to the blast site afterward. Needless to say, the majority of those soldiers who did that got pretty effed up."

I really hate being human sometimes

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Male 4,867
big assplosions :O
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Male 516
Shellie, the ones with the ships actually were tests. They were performed by the US Government at the Pacific Proving Grounds. The second photo (the one from the air) was from Operation Crossroads. This was back when the lower level members of the military did not know what radioactive poisoning was. They were literally only a few miles from the blast, and would immediately go to the blast site afterward. Needless to say, the majority of those soldiers who did that got pretty effed up.
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Male 150
Ah, well, that explains it.
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Male 182
Oh, and just throwing it out there as a cool little tidbit, the first and last pictures are the same detonation, just taken at different times.
Trippy stuff....
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Male 182
"wow... the ones with ships and what not so close... they are being attacked and its not a test bomb right? sadness :("

No, those were tests too. They placed abandoned battleships into the blast zone to test the kind of damage it would cause.

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Male 7,933
I came....
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Male 150
I doubt they`re being attacked, especially if these are real atomic explosions. Militaries all over the world tend to observe their atomic bombs ridiculously close to detonation.
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Male 2,748
i want to know how and why the last one looks the way it does... like, how does the bomb make a cloud like that???
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Male 381
first and last were just awesome. so much better in color.
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Female 1,412
wow. these were way cooler then i thought they would be. awesome
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Female 4,197
wow... the ones with ships and what not so close... they are being attacked and its not a test bomb right? sadness :(
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Male 1,455
The last one was beautiful.
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Male 20,901
Link: 10 More Glorious Atomic Explosions [Pics] [Rate Link] - These asplosions take such beautiful shape when they detonate, it`s a shame they`re made for mass slaughter.
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