10 Facts About Atomic Bombs

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Hiroshima and Nagasaki became the first cities in the world to witness the power of nuclear weapons. Even today, the shadows of the victims lay imprinted on the walls of these cities. Here are some interesting facts about Atomic Bombs.


1
Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not radioactive anymore mostly because the bombs didn't touch the ground but were detonated in the air.

2
A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki atomic bombings during WWII.

3
Fat Man was the codename for the atomic bomb that was detonated over Nagasaki.

4
Kokura, Japan, was the original target of the atomic bomb that landed in Nagasaki.

5
A Bonsai Tree planted in 1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resides in a U.S. Museum.

6
10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs.

7
During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the Moon to show off its military superiority.

8
Russia has over 8400 nuclear weapons, more than any other country.

9
There'’s a nuclear bomb lost somewhere off the coast of Georgia.

10
There's an atomic bomb museum in New Mexico, where the first atomic bomb was detonated. The museum is only open 12 hours per year.