9 facts about nuclear weapons
69 years have passed since the day Hiroshima and Nagasaki were attacked with nuclear weapons. The stated aim of the US atomic attack was to accelerate the surrender of Japan». Below are other facts, which left their terrible mark on these dark pages of human history.
The whole exclusion zone of Chernobyl (30 km) contaminated by radioactive isotopes. On the territory of Hiroshima and Nagasaki this is not observed, as the explosion of bombs in the air.
Japanese Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He died when he was 93.
The Japanese Shigeki Tanaka, who survived the atomic bombing in Hiroshima, went in 1951 to Boston and became the winner of the marathon.
«The kid» — the code name of the first ever atomic bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. «Fat man»was the name of the bomb that three days later bombed Nagasaki.
The city of Kokura (Japan)-the original purpose of the atomic bomb that destroyed Nagasaki.
Bonsai tree, which was planted in 1626, and survived the bombing in Hiroshima, is currently in the Museum of the National bonsai Foundation, USA (National Bonsai & Penjing Museum).
A month after the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima, the city hit by the Typhoon, which killed more than 2,000 people.
10% of the electricity in the U.S. is made from dismantled atomic bombs.
In 1962 the United States detonated a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than the one that destroyed Hiroshima.