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    1. WOW. what an amazing experience that must’ve been.

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    2. I can just imagine: “Hey this film’s exposed and I forgot to hit the shutter!”

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    3. “of course it’s perfectly safe, look how far away we are”

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    4. “yeah, the scientists are much closer and they’re the experts, after all they’re SCIENTISTS so how could they possibly be wrong?”

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    5. That’s what killed my grandpa. He was right there. Got cancer of the everything afterwards.

      *sigh*

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    6. Once I saw a youtube video of a 50s newsreel in which they invited the press to watch a test, and then had a buffet afterwards, and toured the houses they had set up near the blast. It was pretty fucked.

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    7. I like the video of the test where the missile was supposed to launch and go down range, but exploded directly overhead… now THOSE were some athletic nerds..

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    8. If you ever go down to the old las vegas strip…where the chase scenes in Diamonds are Forever were filmed lol… they have placards saying/showing how you could see the a-bomb tests from the hotels….

      That’s a tourist attraction right there!

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    9. My uncle was involved in a few of these and he has had so many weird cancers. He and several others have a class action lawsuit going to pay all the medical bills that resulted from their exposure to all that radiation.

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    10. My father was present at the seventh above ground test.He was a U.S.Army Master Sergent at the very tail end of his career.His function after the blast was to lead(from about 5 miles out)the troops to within 2 miles of the site after detonation.They faced away from the blast with their arms across their faces in full battle gear in rather shallow entrenchments.After a few minutes they proceeded onward.In the late 60`s he developed leukemia.He survived,but was seriously ill to the end of his days.I have seen a multitude of these early photos and the the young participants of these experiments.I often have wondered what became of these men.

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    11. The creativeness of man when trying to destroy eachother will never cease to astound me.

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