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Ninjaman
07-04-2005, 08:25 PM
Would it be the equal of a nuclear bomb ? :hmmm:

Zebedee DuBois
07-04-2005, 08:32 PM
You wouldn't have the radiation issues.

wasi
07-04-2005, 08:39 PM
You wouldn't have the radiation issues.


That's funny!

Logical
07-04-2005, 08:50 PM
Not even close IMO. First what makes a Nuke so devastating is the power confined to such a small package capable of releasing its destructive force in pretty mcuh the most efficient way possible. Remember a small Nuke is equal to 1 megaton of TNT that is 2,000,000,000,000 pounds of TNTl, that is right 2 trillion pounds of TNT.

Skip Towne
07-04-2005, 09:19 PM
Not even close IMO. First what makes a Nuke so devastating is the power confined to such a small package capable of releasing its destructive force in pretty mcuh the most efficient way possible. Remember a small Nuke is equal to 1 megaton of TNT that is 2,000,000,000,000 pounds of TNTl, that is right 2 trillion pounds of TNT.
"Little Boy" was the first A-Bomb we dropped. It exploded 1800' above Hiroshima. Most of the damage was caused by 900+ mph winds at the hypercenter. 7000 temperatures also took a toll. Radiation added to the misery. A total of 200,000 people killed. All this from a bomb the size of a propane tank 10' long and 28" wide that weighed 8900#. It was a uranium bomb.

Rain Man
07-04-2005, 09:30 PM
I think Vlad is right, but nonetheless I'd recommend running like hell once you light the fuse.

Ninjaman
07-04-2005, 10:12 PM
Not even close IMO. First what makes a Nuke so devastating is the power confined to such a small package capable of releasing its destructive force in pretty mcuh the most efficient way possible. Remember a small Nuke is equal to 1 megaton of TNT that is 2,000,000,000,000 pounds of TNTl, that is right 2 trillion pounds of TNT.

Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't megaton bombs , I think.

Think something like 150 kilotons. Seems close to how much explosives we set off today !

Skip Towne
07-04-2005, 10:20 PM
Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't megaton bombs , I think.

Think something like 150 kilotons. Seems close to how much explosives we set off today !
Little Boy was 13 kilotons (Uranium) Fat Man was 25 kilotons (Plutonium)

Count Zarth
07-04-2005, 10:26 PM
Fascinating info, guys. I'm moving to Switzerland.

Logical
07-04-2005, 11:27 PM
Hiroshima and Nagasaki weren't megaton bombs , I think.

Think something like 150 kilotons. Seems close to how much explosives we set off today !I am talking the average Nuke warhead at 1 megaton. The largest the US has exploded is

Largest U.S. explosion/date: 15 Megatons/March 1, 1954 ("Bravo" (http://nuketesting.enviroweb.org/hew/Usa/Tests/Castle.html))

That is 30 trillion pounds of TNT. By the way TNT is way more explosive than the explosives used in fireworks.

ZepSinger
07-05-2005, 07:53 AM
I am talking the average Nuke warhead at 1 megaton. The largest the US has exploded is

Largest U.S. explosion/date: 15 Megatons/March 1, 1954 ("Bravo" (http://nuketesting.enviroweb.org/hew/Usa/Tests/Castle.html))

That is 30 trillion pounds of TNT. By the way TNT is way more explosive than the explosives used in fireworks.

Back in about '63 I think, Russia exploded some monster around 60 Megatons. Supposedly the biggest nuke ever exploded to this day....

BTW Vlad, your Bravo link appears to have been nuked itself.

whoman69
07-05-2005, 09:49 AM
Back in about '63 I think, Russia exploded some monster around 60 Megatons. Supposedly the biggest nuke ever exploded to this day....

BTW Vlad, your Bravo link appears to have been nuked itself.
Its the damn commies.

ROYC75
07-05-2005, 10:19 AM
Would it be the equal of a nuclear bomb ? :hmmm:

Your answer is .... " NO " , it would be nothing like that at all.

But damn, that would light the sky up for miles...




I think Vlad is right, but nonetheless I'd recommend running like hell once you light the fuse.

ROFL


Pray it's not a fast one too !
ROFL

Rain Man
07-05-2005, 10:54 AM
If we did decide to do this, I'd definitely put some of those green plastic army men on the pile before we set it off.

BIG_DADDY
07-05-2005, 10:57 AM
Well we finally got a break from the news agencies talking about pit bulls 24/7. The last few days has been all about the dangers of fireworks and needing to pass more legislation to get them off the street. BTW, the most injuries every year are caused by sparklers. ROFL

Skip Towne
07-05-2005, 11:00 AM
Well we finally got a break from the news agencies talking about pit bulls 24/7. The last few days has been all about the dangers of fireworks and needing to pass more legislation to get them off the street. BTW, the most injuries every year are caused by sparklers. ROFL
OK, the fourth is over they'll be back on pit bulls anytime now.

BIG_DADDY
07-05-2005, 11:06 AM
OK, the fourth is over they'll be back on pit bulls anytime now.

Yea, they are losing steam though that's why they wanted to get stuff passed as quickly as possible so people wouldn't dig up any facts. I actually saw a good article in the Chronical which shocked the hell out of me. It's not all accurate but it's probably the best article we could ask for considering.

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/07/03/BAGGMDILA41.DTL&hw=pit+bulls&sn=003&sc=492

Saulbadguy
07-05-2005, 11:38 AM
I dunno. Find me a giant toad, and we'll find out.

Ninjaman
07-05-2005, 12:21 PM
Correction. Dogpile.

Calcountry
07-05-2005, 12:37 PM
Would it be the equal of a nuclear bomb ? :hmmm:Just say no to nukes!

ROYC75
07-05-2005, 12:42 PM
If we did decide to do this, I'd definitely put some of those green plastic army men on the pile before we set it off.

Damn poor basturds are always getting blown up, give'm a break, will ya.