Atomic Bomb Facts – Interesting Facts About Nuclear Weapons

10 Facts on Nuclear Weapons

Over 900 tests of US Nuclear weapons were conducted in the desert state of Nevada. Both above and below the ground test were conducted between 1951 and 1992.

In 1961, a survey of the chemical content of baby teeth by Dr. Louise Reiss revealed that teeth and bones of babies were becoming contaminated by the radioactive materials released in the environment during the nuclear testing, which led to the introduction of test ban treaties.

Some of the effects of atomic bomb in Japan are changing views of people and military on the country’s invincibility, and leaders understanding the necessity of peace and surrender.

A 3 kilo ton nuclear bomb was denoted in the Indian Ocean in 1979, and nobody knows who did the nuclear explosion as no nation has taken the credit. It is known as the Vela Incident.

The first atomic bomb detonation in at Trinity site, New Mexico caused the sand in the area to turn into glass from the heat produced thereby creating a new mineral called “Trinitite”, named after the explosion site.

Nuclear weapons require fission of Uranium (235 or 233) or Plutonium 239. Atomic bomb uses the fission energy directly, while a hydrogen bomb uses the fission to ignite the fusion thereby producing higher energy.

International Atomic Energy Agency was created by the United Nations in 1957. An organization to promote peace and safety standards with nuclear technologies.

The explosion at the Chernobyl Power Plant, Ukraine in 1986 killed 30 workers and forced 300,000 residents to relocate. The disaster released 100 times more radiation that the nuclear bombs dropped on Japan in WWII.

In 1976, a struggling Princeton undergard wrote his junior term paper on how to make an atomic bomb, using the knowledge from the physics textbooks and declassifies documents. He got an A in class, but never got his paper back as US government has seized his paper.

If you fart consistently for 6 years and 9 months, enough is produced to create the energy of an atomic bomb.