On 24 January 1961 a US Air Force B-52 bomber crashed during a military exercise and had to initiate the emergency jettison of two hydrogen bombs over the Goldboro region (North Carolina, USA). On one of the bombs, only one of four safety devices remained intact after the crash, while the second bomb landed in a swamp area where remains of the bomb are still found to this day.
On 24 May 1991, a Boeing 747 aircraft took off from Addis Ababa airport, carrying 1 088 passengers. To this day, this is the...
During the Second World War, the US Army maintained a tactical deception unit. It consisted of numerous artists, film set designers and actors. Their task was to create vehicle dummies and to simulate operations. Soldiers called their friends in this unit the “Ghost Army”.
The largest hydrogen bomb ever detonated had such a strong shock wave that it was still measurable on its third orbit of the Earth.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi was working in Hiroshima when the first atomic bomb hit the city. After he had driven home to Nagasaki despite severe injuries, the second bomb hit. Despite the heavy radiation, the man lived a long life before dying at the age of 93.
The Returning Soldier Effect is a phenomenon that soldiers who returned from wars are more likely to father sons than other genders leading to...