The power of nuclear weapons is literally incalculable. Even the nuclear weapons that are created today are far more powerful than those dropped on Nagasaki and Hiroshima. Here is the list of some horrifying things about nuclear attacks you might not know.
It was on 6th August 1945 when the American bombers unleashed the intimidating glimpse of an atomic bomb and the world came to know about this horrifying term nuclear weapon. When mankind invented the nuclear weapons, they took every possible action to ensure that these threatening devices could never be used by wrong hands. Just after the Hiroshima and Nagasaki attacks, people get to know how these nuclear weapons have been more advanced since then.
A nuclear attack is usually the use of devices that eventually produce a nuclear disaster. This nuclear explosion occurs by an unrestrained chain reaction that divides the nuclei fission to produce a wave of air pressure, and light followed by the release of radioactive particles.
The dangers from the nuclear attacks have been exaggerated for several reasons. Here are some facts about nuclear attacks that you might not know. (14.1)
Lesser known Facts About Nuclear Attacks
The explosions of the nuclear weapons are more destructive as they kill massive number of people on a large scale. Furthermore, their radioactive fallout continues to be causing illness for many years to come.
Do you know that Nagasaki bomb 3 days later killed more than 40,000 people? And still today, many babies are born dead or found deformed in these locations. (14.2)
It was in 1961, a hydrogen bomb was detonated by the Soviet Union that still owns the record of the most powerful explosive weapon ever used. ‘Tsar Bomba’ – the hydrogen bomb has produced waves so strong that it was still encountering on the seismic equipment on its 3rd trip around the world.
What’s more horrifying is it weighed 60,000 pounds and measured 7 feet in diameter and 26 feet long and have a yield of 50 megatons, on the other hand, the bomb dropped on Hiroshima was just 15 kilotons. (14.3)
What! Yes, you read it right, nearly 10-20% of the electricity in the United States is initiated from dismantled nuclear bombs. Until 2013 both the countries Russia and US collaborated on some unknown political and trade initiative that released nearly 500 tons of weapons-grade uranium while offering 7 trillion kilowatt hours of electricity to the US.
This might sound you annoying, but in order to determine the harsh effect of nuclear attacks on human tissues many animals were kept in the vicinity of Pacific Ocean weapons, the test was conducted in 1946. After examining the explosion, a pig was found swimming in the water, he was declared unharmed and later died in a Washington DC Zoo.
On an average, a normal sized nuclear weapon if exploded on a city would burn away more than 65 square miles in a blink. Even a large-scale nuclear attack would put more than 10 million tons of smoke into the atmosphere, creating the nuclear winter chiller than the Ice Age. (14.4)
Another interesting and lesser-known fact about the nuclear attacks is that the US in 1962 exploded a bomb which was 100 times more powerful than the bomb detonated in Japan. But it was exploded in space nearly 250 miles above the Pacific Ocean.
While you know that countries like Russia, US, North Korea, France, India, China, Pakistan, and the UK are announced as nuclear states, there are still 3 suspected countries in the books which are undeclared.
When most of the countries hide the locations of their nuclear weapons, Pakistanis drive their nuclear weapons across the country in unmarked civilian vehicles. The vehicles operate on the busy streets without any objections. That clearly means that if you take a drive in any Pakistani vehicle there are chances that you may find a nuke in the trunk.
Another horrible thing you probably might know about the nuclear attacks is its results after an explosion. While the areas suffer badly after a nuclear attack, its radiation remains in the atmosphere for long years, it travels kilometers of distances just before it settles down on Earth’s surface.
It is only a bonsai tree planted in 1626 that survived the nuclear attack on Hiroshima. The plant now resides in the US museum.
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