Five Men At Atomic Ground Zero

Submitted by: fancylad 5 years ago in Science

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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Male 289
b-but..i wanna see the next movie,20 years after..
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Male 6,737
Wow. People used to be idiots.
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Female 6,381
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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Male 2,147
Gee Sargeant, Ahm confused. Ya`ll tole we uz gon to de PX.
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Male 24
The bright light and heat pulse reminded me of sarah conor`s apocalypse visons
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Female 9,572
"Did Grandpa ever tell you the story of how get got his wang to start glowing in the dark?"
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Male 1,016
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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Male 5,413
Hair falls out...Oh shi-
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Male 3,477
Then they got the cancer and died on a Tuesday.
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Male 5,164
The problem is not they survive for long, the problem is that they survive to be your ancestors...zing.
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Male 15,832
They just had their 55-year reunion last night.

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Male 40,751
Welcome aboard @NVR2L8! Hope you stay a while and enjoy the site!
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Male 1
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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Male 1,558
Any of these guys around anymore?- or parts?!
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Male 1,404
No fireworks display was able to impressed these men ever again.
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Male 15,261
OK, done with high fives. Time to retreat to the mess before the fallout comes down.
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Male 40,751
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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Male 1,073
"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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Male 1,595
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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Male 5,314
good god, why!?!?!
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Male 1,949
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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Male 15,510
What some do to impress girls
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Male 1,249
@Quackor humans will be saying that for all time, yes, even about this era
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Male 10,338
"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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Male 14,331
@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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Male 92
I wonder how quickly they all died from cancer.
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Male 2,855
ahhh, stupidity and ignorance was fun back in the ol days
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Male 39,909

Boys and their toys.
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Male 20,908
Link: Five Men At Atomic Ground Zero [Rate Link] - 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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