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A frightening timelapse of every nuclear explosion since the end of WW2

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    A frightening timelapse of every nuclear explosion since the end of WW2

    - and it seems as the US is "winning" with the highest number detonated....

    When I look at this film in its entire length, I get that as soon one is fired of in the US (after a relatively quiet periode), other countries seems to follow suit...

    Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project's "Trinity" test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan's nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea's two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).

    Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing"the fear and folly of nuclear weapons." It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.
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  • #2
    Mankind can be such idiots, and that is putting it politely. Like a bunch of kids boasting about who's got the bigger stick. Scary to think there have been so many nuclear detonations since WW2. It would be interesting to know just how many of these were tests above ground, and how many were tests below ground. And i wonder just how much pollution they created?
    Your charts, your radar, your eyes and ears - if all 4 agree, you may proceed with caution.


    • #3
      we're killing ourselves.
      atleast the usa use there own country (for most of it),while the UK and specially France use other playgrounds for it,but anyway far from there beds.
      best regards Thijs


      • #4
        Most of the tests performed in Nevada were underground and sorta safe. The ones to really watch happened outside the continental US. If you want to have trouble sleeping start reading about Johson Attol. The disregard for safety and human life in the name of the Cold War is shocking.