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Thursday, February 23, 2012

Okay, So I Just Dropped a Nuke on Brooklyn and I Feel Kind of Bad About It

Posted by Wm.™ Steven Humphrey on Thu, Feb 23, 2012 at 1:28 PM

During my daily inscrutable search of the internet, I stumbled upon the following site entitled NUKEMAP—in which you can choose a number of international cities to nuke from above (using Google Maps, of course). Naturally, I immediately chose Brooklyn, quickly picked the type of nuke I wanted to drop on it (again naturally, the "Fat Man," a 20kt bomb used in Nagasaki), and without a second thought hit the "Detonate" button. Here's what happened:

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And here are the predicted effects of such a blast:

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Okay, and now I feel like a dick. One, because I chose to blow up Brooklyn without a second thought, and two, I'm kind of disappointed it didn't have a "KA-BOOOOOM!" sound effect. SORRY, BROOKLYN!

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