Time lapse map of every nuclear explosion ever on Earth
If you’re a visual learner, you’ll dig this time lapse map of every nuclear explosion around the globe from 1945-1998. Give it a sec and you’ll find that it really takes off. Watch as the flags appear around the top and bottom borders of the screen which indicate a new country coming on board with their nuke program. It will start with with the United States followed by Russia, United Kingdom, France, China, India, and lastly, Pakistan. Because this ends in 1998, it does leave out North Korea’s 2 “alleged” tests. If you leave the volume up, you’ll hear a high-pitched ticking which correlates with the monthly counter that is next to the near. See below for additional information.
“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.”
Myths Debunked: Sadly, Theodore Roosevelt never rode a moose
Ok folks, we know TR was awesome and accomplished a laundry list of interesting things but riding a moose wasn’t one of them. You’ve probably seen the photo but if you really look at it closely you’ll see. . .he’s not really riding a moose. You can thank a little old school cut ‘n paste for this creative photo. So, if someone forwards this photo to you, fill them in on the myth.
Myths Debunked: Sadly, Theodore Roosevelt never rode a moose.
8th of November
I wanted to share this story on November 8th but tracking down the back-story about the event delayed my posting until now.
I’ll admit that if it wasn’t for local radio DJ, Bear O’Brian at Kissin 99.3, I wouldn’t have known about the day myself. He took just enough time to educate listeners about what happened on that day for members of the 173rd Airborne and share the story behind country music duo Big & Rich’s song, 8th of November. I knew then that I wanted to learn more so I could share with you.
“On November 8th, 1965, the 173rd Airborne Brigade on Operation Hump, War Zone D in Vietnam were ambushed by over 1200 V.C. Forty-eight American soldiers lost their lives that day. Severely wounded and risking his own life, Lawrence Joll, a medic, was the first living black man since the Spanish-American War to receive the United States Medal of Honor for saving so many lives in the midst of battle that day. Our friend, Nialls Harris, retired 25 years, United States Army (the guy who gave Big Kenny his top hat) was one of the wounded who lived. This song is his story. Caught in the action of ‘kill or be killed’ – ‘greater love hath no man to lay down his life for a friend.’
Big & Rich – 8th of November Documentary: A True Story of Pain & Honor (50:18) (PG)
Big & Rich – 8th Of November [OFFICIAL VIDEO] (6:03)
Visit my page History in a Song for the lyrics to 8th of November.
173rd Airborne Brigade Association – Sky Soldiers
Animals at War: Circus Elephants Clear Bomb Damage
Hamburg, November 1945
ANIMALS AT WAR: CIRCUS ELEPHANTS CLEAR BOMB DAMAGE, HAMBURG, NOVEMBER 1945 © IWM (BU 11451)