First Atomic Bomb

Today the first atomic bomb was tested in an explosion in New Mexico, thus starting The Atomic Age.

Twenty-one days later they bombed Hiroshima. The device was detonated at 1900 feet, achieving total destruction of everything within a one mile radius and a firestorm destruction of an area about 2 miles in radius. 80,000 people were killed directly and the total death rate was around 100,000.

Three days later again, another atomic bomb was detonated over Nagasaki, killing in less than a second 40,000 people. The total death rate was about 74,000 with another similar number injured.

Before the dropping of the atomic bombs most of the major Japanese cities were firebombed, achieving near complete destruction of these cities. Thus was Japan brought to its knees and Japanese nationalism crushed for 69 years.

Just as an aside, the two atomic bombs were given the playful names “Little Boy” and “Fat Boy”

You might wonder what this has to do within a lifestyle blog. Life and death are two sides of the same coin. Just a remainder also that you can lead the healthiest lifestyle man can achieve and then there are, in the words of a famous philosopher, “Known Knowns and Known Unknowns”. Things for which you never made an allowance. These are strange times for the world and we are being dragged into conflicts we do not know the outcome of.

Besides, hey! I like to add a bit of history to the blog as that is my strong subject.

This entry was published on July 16, 2014 at 7:25 am and is filed under Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

2 thoughts on “First Atomic Bomb

  1. ellabellahound on said:

    Just horrendous.

  2. I know. These things are too serious to be nicey nicey about them. If the world knew the details my hope is we will tread more carefully before being dragged into wars

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