I don't know if this has been posted here, but this is pretty crazy. Hopefully I can get the video to embed, if not I will put up the link. If it has
been posted before I apologize.
I still thin it is something that needs to be seen even if it just by the new members at least.
Please remember it does start slow, but wow, when it gets going.
"A Japanese artist named Isao Hashimoto has created a series of works about nuclear weapons. One is titled "1945-1998" and shows a history of the
world's nuclear explosions.
Over the course of fourteen and a half minutes, every single one of the 2053 nuclear tests and explosions that took place between 1945 and 1998 are is
plotted on a map.
A metronomic beep every second represents months passing, and a different tone indicates explosions from different countries. It starts out slowly,
with the Manhattan Project's single test in the US and the two terrible bombs dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki that ended World War II.
After a couple of minutes or so, however, once the USSR and Britain entered the nuclear club, the tests really start to build up, reaching a peak of
nearly 140 in 1962, and remaining well over 40 each year until the mid-80s.
It's a compelling insight into the history of humanity's greatest destructive force, especially when you remember that only two nuclear explosions
have ever been detonated offensively, both in 1945. Since then, despite more than 2,000 other tests and billions of dollars having been spent on their
development, no nuclear warheads have been used in anger.
Born in Japan in 1959, Hashimoto worked in the financial industry for 17 years before studying in Tokyo in the department of Arts, Policy and
Management, and then getting a job as a curator at the Lalique museum in Hakone, Japan.
He began the piece in 2003, with the aim of showing, in his own words, "the fear and folly of nuclear weapons". Hashimoto says: " I created this
work for the means of an interface to the people who are yet to know of the extremely grave, but present problem of the world."
As the timescale on the animation only reaches 1998, it doesn't include North Korea's two nuclear tests in October 2006 and May 2009.
Yeah I've seen this I've even posted it on a thread where people were convinced a nuke in the gulf would destroy the world or something similar and
while I was using it that time to further my own opinion (and I still think it's the best solution) I really do have to admit when I saw this myself
for the first time I found the sheer amount of detonations quite a shock.
It's a strange type of art to say the least but it is eye opening I mean I knew quite a few country's had tested nukes but over 2000 detonated seems
like serious overkill.
now thats one inovative screen!!!! amazing find! its interesting too see, in the early 60's how russia started playing catchup to the many we were
its amazing!! the american southwest isnt melting radioactive!
Its definately eye opening. Right here is even more proof of where most of our tax dollars have been going. It also brings up another question. Is
there another factor into why there is so much smog in Los Angeles?
I remember watching Jesse Ventura's Conspiracy Theory show. One episode on the Underground city at the Denver Airport mentioned that developers
where buying and renovating old nuclear missile silos as personal 2012 bunkers.
The thought that I had was," if the minuteman missile silos in Missouri, Montana etc are empty, where did the nuclear missiles move to?"
Whoa! I thought just, like, 500 or so had been detonated! I mean, otherwise the world would be overcome with nuclear winter. Oh wait... Maybe we still
ARE feeling the effects of these weapons? Maybe THAT'S the cause of global warming? Great video, too!
Yeah those are alot of explosions. I don't know if they were detonated as fuel for the Cold War; but I do hope that they were detonated for TESTING
: that is studying the process of fission and fusion. The way I see it, and I posted this on another related forum, we are in the age of combustion.
Rockets, internal combustion engines; jet engines; all rely on the simple chemical reaction called combustion - which caveman seemed to also have
discovered. We are on the foot hills of fusion, cold fusion in particular. If we can learn more about fusion and be able to harness its energy;
humanity will be much more prosperus... that atleast is what I believe
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