Today I learned about the U.S. Air Force's doomsday weapon, SLAM. The rocket was designed to fly fast and low over the Soviet Union, dropping hydrogen bombs over predetermined targets while its unshielded nuclear reactor contaminated everything in it's path. popularmechanics.com/mili…
In 1955 the US designed a nuclear powered cruise missle. The SLAM's unshielded reactor would sicken, injure, and/or kill living things beneath its flight path and its strategically selected crash site would receive intense radioactive contamination. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sup…
Many shoe stores used to have unshielded x-ray devices, used to measure kids’ shoe fit gizmodo.com/the-insane-ca…
Today I learned of the hypotethical "Super Orion" spaceship. It would have been propelled by over 1000 nukes detonating behind in succession, it had a diameter of 400m and a weight of 8 million tons. It was described as an "interstellar ark". The project started in 1958 and was funded by the US for 7 years. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pro…
Jupiter's magnetosphere dumps enough radiation on its inner moons to kill humans in a matter of hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Exp…
There are audiophile/hi-fi communities that believe the a/c power cable of an amp audibly affects sound quality. hometheaterhifi.com/volum…
The Soviet Union used to have nuclear powered lighthouses to guide ships along its far northern reaches englishrussia.com/2009/01…

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