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Learn These 10 Mind-Blowing Facts About Nuclear Bombs Before They Hit Your Town

Did you know these unbelievable facts about nuclear bombs? 

After the Russian invasion of Ukraine, you may have heard a lot of nasty stuff about nuclear bombs and how dangerous they are. But I guess nobody is AWARE of the damage they might produce if they get released. It’s sad to think about this in 2023 when we want to believe that what we built and the evolution of technology won’t hurt us in any way.

Who would have thought that a potential World War might knock at our doors? Of course, there is nothing certain regarding this topic; however, we must be prepared in case something happens. In this article, we will discuss some important facts about nuclear bombs and what we SHOULD know about them in case something threatens the U.S.

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1. Nuclear bombs are very expensive

One of the most disturbing facts about nuclear bombs is that they are so expensive, you won’t believe it! While we face a horrible climate crisis and barely got out safely from a pandemic, 9 countries are spending more than ever on the evolution of nuclear bombs. They wasted more than $156,000 every minute in 2021, or $82.4 billion, on their nuclear arsenal. Such a price for a thing that’s able to destroy the entire world…

2. The consequences of a nuclear bomb (if there will be any) are catastrophic

It shouldn’t be a surprise that nuclear bombs are way more dangerous than regular ones, mostly because they are made to destroy and wipe out cities. And the thing is, besides the fact that a nuclear bomb can kill millions of civilians, it can also harm our environment pretty badly.

Emergency response groups like the Red Cross have stated that they would not be able to handle a nuclear explosion, and if the fight were to expand into a nuclear war, new studies indicate that over 5 billion people might perish from the starvation that would follow. Have you ever thought about the damage that a nuclear bomb can do?

3. There are no safe hands for nuclear weapons

By the size of their nuclear weapons, there are nine major states in the world: Russia, the United States, China, France, the United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, Israel, and North Korea. They have over 13000 nuclear weapons between them. Despite being significantly fewer than they were during the Cold War, many of them are more dangerous now, and all nuclear-armed governments are aiming to develop new, potentially more effective weapons.

The thing is, until all nuclear weapons are permanently destroyed, we won’t be 100% safe!

4. The number of victims in Hiroshima and Nagasaki was unknown

One of the most shocking facts about nuclear bombs is the Hiroshima bombing. This bomb created a firestorm within a radius of 2 miles in diameter. At Nagasaki, a southwest breeze drove the flames out of the city and prevented them from spreading as quickly.

However, authorities never knew the real number of victims of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, mostly because the victims were instantly cremated by the fires.

Hint! Curious about other facts about nuclear bombs? We, the team from Mind Bending Facts, suggest you check out this book! The author, David Dean Barrett, covered not only the story of what happened in Hiroshima but also a lot of other conspiracy theories regarding the matter. 

5. Nuclear bombs are radioactive

Nuclear bombs also produce radioactive material that, when thrown over a city, for example, rises into the stratosphere and evaporates into the environment. It will probably be something similar to what happened in Chernobyl, in case there is something after the explosion…

6. In the event of a nuclear war agriculture will be seriously affected

Can you imagine how bad our world will look in the event of a nuclear war? We don’t even want to think about it! But one of the most horrific facts about nuclear bombs is that after a disaster like this, the Earth’s agriculture is going to be seriously damaged. And this is not all! There will also be several changes in the climate because temperatures are going to be either very high or very low.

According to various studies, all agriculture in the U.S. (especially soybeans and corn) is going to be reduced. Furthermore, in Canada, for example, the chances of seeing wheat grow again after a nuclear war are likely 0,01%, at least in the first year after it.

7. Even the water will be contaminated after a nuclear war

Of all the facts mentioned above about nuclear bombs, this one might scare you the most. Why? Well, think about it this way: if a certain area is affected by nuclear weapons, then a large part of the water system there is going to be contaminated. Therefore, all the water supply is going to be radioactive, and you won’t be able to drink it anymore.

Even after a proper boiling of the water, the radioactive particles won’t disappear. And the safest solution to the problem is to search for a source of water as far from the explosion as possible!

According to studies, a decade after the Chernobyl disaster the water around it wasn’t good to drink. And this was also applicable to further locations like the seas of Northern Europe and the Baltic Sea. Terrible!

8. In today’s world, the risk of using nuclear bombs is higher than it was before

Long before the Ukraine invasion began, the United Nations warned us that since the Cold War’s duck-and-cover exercises and fallout shelters, the possibility of nuclear war is higher now than it has ever been. And the bad news is that we don’t even know for sure what Putin’s plans are regarding the future. But there is no way we will survive as a nation if a nuclear war starts.

If we, as adults, are afraid of nuclear bombs, imagine that the fate of children born today will be much worse because it’s unlikely they will live their lives without seeing a future nuclear war. Sheesh!

9. Nuclear weapons are man-made and we can choose to eliminate them

Although there are more than 30 countries that are manufacturing nuclear bombs, several others are against investing their finances in weapons that can destroy the world as we know it. There is always the option to disarm and get rid of nuclear weapons instead of keeping them.

Honestly, it’s impossible to ignore or minimize the nuclear dangers of the past year. To completely eradicate nuclear weapons, all the countries in the world should join the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons.

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10. If you’re feeling anxious about this matter, it’s OK! We all are

This is a lot to process and being a sensitive topic it might be hard for some people to talk about it. So if you feel a tad anxious about nuclear bombs, remember that you are not alone in this! With so much uncertainty about tomorrow, a lot of people are worried about their future, and it’s OK if you feel like that. All we can do is keep as calm as possible while also being mindful and aware of what to do in case of a nuclear attack.

If you’re looking for more interesting facts about our world and not only, Mind Bending Facts has got you covered! Before leaving you may also want to check out TVs, Cars, and 6 Other Inventions That Became Popular but Nobody Was Expecting Them To.

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