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Date: 07/20/12 01:00 PM

29 Responses to Five Men At Atomic Ground Zero

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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 5:23 am
    Link: Five Men At Atomic Ground Zero - On July 19, 1957, five men stood at Ground Zero of an atomic test that was being conducted at the Nevada Test Site.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    Boys and their toys.
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    Quackor Male 18-29
    2856 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 1:22 pm
    ahhh, stupidity and ignorance was fun back in the ol days
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    slightlys Male 18-29
    92 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 1:24 pm
    I wonder how quickly they all died from cancer.
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    McGovern1981 Male 30-39
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    July 20, 2012 at 1:37 pm
    @slightlys

    2 of them are still alive 1 being the cameraman. They all got cancer at some point but they all also lived to be pretty old.
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    auburnjunky Male 30-39
    10339 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 2:13 pm
    "I wonder how quickly they all died from cancer."

    They all made it to their 90`s from what I understand.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
    1250 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 2:18 pm
    @Quackor humans will be saying that for all time, yes, even about this era
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    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    July 20, 2012 at 2:27 pm
    What some do to impress girls
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    fancythat Male 30-39
    1950 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 2:42 pm
    Gee, over 2,000 nukes detonated since its creation... I can`t imagine THAT`D have anything to do with the Earth slowly warming, huh? You know, putting little tiny sun`s in our own atmosphere?
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    ScottSerious Male 18-29
    5316 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 2:44 pm
    good god, why!?!?!
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    DShephard Male 18-29
    1595 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 3:13 pm
    It`s ok, this was back when we didn`t know things; We were even putting radioactive isotopes in makeup in that era.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 4:23 pm
    "Gee, over 2,000 nukes detonated since its creation... I can`t imagine THAT`D have anything to do with the Earth slowly warming, huh? You know, putting little tiny sun`s in our own atmosphere?"

    They are not tiny suns (no apostrophe needed) and only just over 500 were atmospheric. So no, I think you`d have a better argument with the cow fart theory...
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32786 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 4:57 pm
    The good old days: when the US army used soldiers as guinea pigs!
    Oh wait, they still do...

    And civilians too! Spraying radioactive stuff over Winnipeg and collecting "data" for over 40 years...
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    Draculya Male 40-49
    14621 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 6:30 pm
    OK, done with high fives. Time to retreat to the mess before the fallout comes down.
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    Neagle Male 30-39
    1405 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 7:43 pm
    No fireworks display was able to impressed these men ever again.
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    soundman655 Male 50-59
    1558 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 8:03 pm
    Any of these guys around anymore?- or parts?!
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    NVR2L8 Male 50-59
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    July 20, 2012 at 8:22 pm
    That, ladies and gentlemen, was the only live fire of an AIR-2A Genie. I worked on those back in my Air Force days, but more notably, the AIR-2A was one of the many deterrents that kept the USSR from launching an air attack over the North Pole into Canada and the U.S.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    32786 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 8:55 pm
    Welcome aboard @NVR2L8! Hope you stay a while and enjoy the site!
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    OldOllie Male 60-69
    15841 posts
    July 20, 2012 at 9:57 pm
    They just had their 55-year reunion last night.

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    piperfawn Male 30-39
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    July 21, 2012 at 12:16 am
    The problem is not they survive for long, the problem is that they survive to be your ancestors...zing.
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    tommy2X4 Male 50-59
    3447 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 3:51 am
    Then they got the cancer and died on a Tuesday.
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    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 5:06 am
    Hair falls out...Oh shi-
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    pumba62 Male 40-49
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    July 21, 2012 at 6:49 am
    it was just beautiful.....but no mushroom cloud ....of course there wouldn`t be, there is no debris Ie ground dirt to hurl into the sky.
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    panth753 Female 18-29
    9237 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 7:14 am
    "Did Grandpa ever tell you the story of how get got his wang to start glowing in the dark?"
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    palmer050 Male 18-29
    24 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 10:20 am
    The bright light and heat pulse reminded me of sarah conor`s apocalypse visons
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    handimanner Male 60-69
    2095 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 10:52 am
    Gee Sargeant, Ahm confused. Ya`ll tole we uz gon to de PX.
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    carmium Female 50-59
    6381 posts
    July 21, 2012 at 11:32 pm
    And... how many of these guys died of cancer before their time? I`d have liked to have heard what a Geiger counter sounded like standing beside them.
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    Buiadh Male 30-39
    6739 posts
    July 22, 2012 at 1:30 am
    Wow. People used to be idiots.
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    MorfeuS Male 18-29
    289 posts
    July 22, 2012 at 5:20 pm
    b-but..i wanna see the next movie,20 years after..

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