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Date: 10/18/10 06:00 AM

20 Responses to The 5 Times We Almost Nuked Ourselves

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    KoalaMeatPie Male 18-29
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    October 17, 2010 at 5:57 pm
    Link: The 5 Times We Almost Nuked Ourselves - Had one tiny thing gone wrong, you might not be alive today.
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    Stonardsftw Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 6:05 am
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    October 18, 2010 at 7:13 am
    is it Anit-Nuke day?
    I didn`t get the memo.
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    Gleeballs Female 18-29
    850 posts
    October 18, 2010 at 7:19 am
    that`s why aliens are trying to disable our nuclear weapons.
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2010 at 8:26 am
    Gleeballs: Na, They needed the plutonium to produce 1.21 Gigawatts.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 8:28 am
    Americans can be scary.
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    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2010 at 8:30 am
    Glad I have A nuke fallout suit.
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 9:30 am
    That would be a "oops"
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    Angilion Male 40-49
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    October 18, 2010 at 10:18 am
    The incidents are all from quite some time ago. Is that because people have learned and mistakes like these no longer happen? Or is it because people have learned to cover them up better?
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    msimmons Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 11:28 am
    Nuclear weapons are not as unstable as conventional explosives.. so I`m not really sure how accurate the first one is with that statement about the fission core being inside.

    Sucks for the rest, though.
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    Steelgrid Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2010 at 12:16 pm
    "Americans can be scary."

    Actually the author states that these are just American examples. There have been far worse from other countries. But one of the most attrocious stories I remember, and there is actual video, is during the testing phase of an American nuke, we actually wheeled a platoon on soldiers into the desert, told them to turn their back and sit down, threatened them with court marshal if they turned to look at the explosion, then set off the nuke to see the effects at 10 miles away on these soldiers.

    I am really not looking foward to any new weapon. I am sure uve all heard about the large hadron colider. it has been repeated that they are NOT using this as a weapon. Yet guess what, these non-nice individuals are now collecting antimatter with this thing. It is so volotile it has to be kept in a vacuum in a magnetic chamber so it doesnt touch any matter otherwise it explodes. How soon till we see the first radiation free nuke made from antim
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    Djarum Male 18-29
    307 posts
    October 18, 2010 at 2:21 pm
    Dr. Strangelove, that is all.
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    SomeShoes Male 13-17
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    October 18, 2010 at 2:53 pm
    Project Faultless?
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    kilroy5555 Male 30-39
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    October 18, 2010 at 3:02 pm
    Didn`t think you could ever accidentally detonate a nuke, since you need a series of events to happen in a precise order. Maybe not though.
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    duckflash Female 13-17
    570 posts
    October 18, 2010 at 3:26 pm
    @steelgrid, i think i saw that video. isnt it one with a hydrogen bomb? i rmeember the soldiers saying that after it exploded they looked at it or somehting and relaxed and a few minutes later they just hear a large BOOM and poo themselves because they completly forgot sound takes some time to travel.
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    danthew Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 3:45 pm
    @Steelgrid The answer to your question is longer than the age of the universe. The amounts collected are so tiny that to get enough to make even a small bomb would be far too long to be viable. And why is a radiation-free nuke worse?
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    Altaru Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 5:09 pm
    threatened them with court marshal if they turned to look at the explosion,
    One of the WORST things you can do if there happens to be a nuclear explosion is to LOOK AT IT... The flash of light would burn out your retinas, even if you did happen to survive the massive shock wave, heat, and radiation that followed.

    I`m prepped, man. I`m ready for any survival situation. Well, not READY, since you can never be completely ready, but I`ve prepared to the maximum possible extent for just about anything.

    And I`m gonna watch it all go down with REM playing in the background, lol.
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    Nidonemo Male 18-29
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    October 18, 2010 at 11:56 pm
    I think we should dump the bombs and guns and go back to swords and shields. >_>
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    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    October 19, 2010 at 1:36 pm
    @Steelgrid a radiation free bomb would be VERY boring ! no light, heat, gamma, beta, alpha rays |-( only the blast wave may be power full but boring :-P
    and @CrakrJak XD
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    MattPrince Male 40-49
    2220 posts
    October 20, 2010 at 4:39 am
    Well, if the infinite parallel universes theory is anything to go by.. We pruned ourselves out of a large probability space thing, ya know.

    Actually thats a bit scary. I`ve only got this far `cos I`m not aware of all the parallel universes I died in.

    Yeesh. What was in my chilli sauce today?

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