Trivia: How many nuclear bombs, including tests, have been detonated on earth?

Discussion in 'Politics and News' started by Atreus21, Aug 7, 2013.

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How many nuclear explosions have there been?

  1. Fewer than 10

  2. 10-50

  3. 50-100

  4. 100-400

  5. 400-1000

  6. 1000-1500

  7. 1500-2000

  8. 2000-2500

  9. 2500-3000

  10. Greater than 3000

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  1. Atreus21

    Atreus21 Diamond Member

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    Correct answer may surprise you. Watch the video below to get the answer.

    Second question: Of the world's top countries in terms of numbers of bombs dropped, who comes in third (behind Russia and the US)?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LLCF7vPanrY
     
  2. rommelrommel

    rommelrommel Platinum Member

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    I knew the third, and I remembered that the total was pretty high but I still underestimated it.
     
  3. Atreus21

    Atreus21 Diamond Member

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    I had no idea who the third was. My initial guess was China. Way off.
     
  4. jaqie

    jaqie Platinum Member

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    Does this include explosions like the SRE, secondary emitted hydrogen gas explosions like the fukashima explosions, and meltdown explosion events like Chernobyl?
     
  5. Patranus

    Patranus Diamond Member

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    IDK, 2000?
    (Not watching a video)

    Beyond retard that the US gave up its ability to build and test nuclear weapons.
     
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  6. berzerker60

    berzerker60 Golden Member

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    What possible purpose could it serve? We have way more nuclear weapons than we could possibly need even in the event of nuclear war. Meanwhile, each test has serious environmental costs on top of actual costs of paying scientists, leasing land, taking measurements, etc.
     
  7. Doppel

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    Meh, I am retarded I answered 3000 by mistake. I would have guessed a couple hundred.
     
  8. ElFenix

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    for as much lip service as we paid to a countervalue strategy (MAD), our nuclear force was actually set up as a counterforce system (target the opponent's nuclear assets and try to win by taking them out). in which case you need more nukes (especially if you decide the opponent is doing the same)
     
  9. spidey07

    spidey07 No Lifer

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    I'd guess at least a thousand, closer to 2.

    The design of those warheads is freaking amazing in the amount of death from above and multiple warheads they deliver.

    One nuclear blast isn't enough! Let's give you 9-15 spread out from one vessle! Oh, and we can launch it from a submarine!

    ps - cool video
     
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    woolfe9998 Platinum Member

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    I can't access the video from work. I guessed 100-400. What is the correct answer?
     
  11. LightPattern

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    Now we just need nukes powering spacecraft.
     
  12. Hayabusa Rider

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    A little over 2k
     
  13. Strk

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    There were attempts, at least on paper, for such a thing.
     
  14. xBiffx

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    [​IMG]

    Short answer: Too many.

    Uno
     
  16. thraashman

    thraashman Diamond Member

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    I saw this video a little over a year ago. Quite fascinating. This was only up through 1998 so it hasn't accounted for things like North Korea. Then again I don't think there've been more than a handful of nuclear tests since 1998.
     
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  18. Franz316

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    I remember TLC showing a documentary which I think was called Trinity and Beyond which shows a bunch a tests. It's pretty scary the pace they were detonating them at.
     
  19. PottedMeat

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    it's beautiful! :twisted:
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  20. jman19

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    Yeah, that's a pretty interesting video. I sent it around to co-workers about a year or two ago and most people were shocked.
     
  21. Ken g6

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  22. AyashiKaibutsu

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    Yea, that's a real mans way of getting into space.

    I like how in movies people always act like if one nuclear bomb goes off the whole planet is going to die off.
     
  23. Geosurface

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    I used to sleep next to several trident missiles, each with several warheads - when I was in the US Navy serving on an Ohio-class submarine. Literally, the tube touched your bunk.

    I believe in technology and while nuclear technology certainly has great dangers attached to it, the only way to perfect any technology is through repeated testing and refinement.

    If we are going to advance as a species, and eventually inhabit multiple worlds... we aren't going to do it by being afraid of science.