Tsar Bomba

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October 30, 1961: The biggest explosion in the history of mankind, detonated over Novaya Zemlya in the Arctic Ocean; yield estimated at 50 Megatons (3.3 times bigger than the U.S.’s Castle Bravo).

More here:
www.atomicforum.org/russia/tsarbomba.html

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    8 Responses to Tsar Bomba

    1. meh, a test is a test,

      we actually used ’em….twice

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    2. If you’re talking about Fat Man and Little boy those were 15 and 21 kt respectively.

      This is 50,000.

      Slight difference.

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    3. The bomb was so big, it couldn’t even fit in their largest bomber, it was strapped to the outside and slowed with a parachute so that the plane could get the fuck outta there. Also, it still set off Richter scales on the third shockwave around the world.

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    4. No matter how big the bomb is, it won’t change the fact that kids picked on you when you were little and you still live in that stage of your life.

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    5. ^^
      I don’t get it. Massive destruction is compensating? I could agree about Texans with hand guns but making bombs that could level a country is more about domination. They should have dropped one of these on Iraq and moved on.
      Commence booing…

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    6. This is what started Global Warming in the Arctic. True Story. If only Al Gore had been as super as he is today, we might’ve been able to stop it.

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    7. Global warming in the arctic . . . Wanna think about that one for a sec?
      Guess global warming is just a polar issue.

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