Van Damn

Since we’re on the topic, NY Mag goes deep on what a nuclear bomb attack in the US would probably look like (think less of bombs raining from the sky and more of an unmarked van parked in Times Square). If America is attacked, the strike probably won’t come from North Korea. And it will be even scarier than we imagine. “A ten-kiloton nuclear bomb detonated on the ground in Times Square would explode with a white flash brighter than the sun. It would be seen for hundreds of miles, briefly blinding people as far away as Queens and Newark. In the same moment, a wave of searing heat would radiate outward from the explosion, followed by a massive fireball, the core of which would reach tens of millions of degrees, as hot as the center of the sun.” (Full disclosure: I am opposed to this.)

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