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U.S. Planned To Blow Up Moon In 1950s

Discussion in 'Science, Math, History and Language Studies' started by Atomic Fireball, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Atomic Fireball

    Atomic Fireball Well-Known Member
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    http://washington.cbslocal.com/2012...g-up-moon-with-nuke-during-cold-war-in-1950s/


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    Hoo hoo they're rippin' me off Fesssss.
     
  2. Sinn Fein

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    I wonder what would have happened to the tides and shit.
     
  3. fletcher

    fletcher Darkness always says hello.
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  4. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    Nothing, because a nuclear weapon wouldn't blow up the Moon. Besides, if it did, the last thing we would need to worry about is tides, because there would be pieces of the Moon colliding with the Earth, and all life would be wiped out immediately.
     
  5. stellarcomics

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    Agreed. The next life-forms would possibly use OUR carcasses as fossil fuel in the next 10,000,000 years. I really hope this is a hoax; otherwise I can't imagine a worse possibility.
     
  6. Norm Stansfield

    Norm Stansfield 私は亀が好きだ。

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    It's not a possibility though, because a nuclear blast wouldn't blow up the Moon. There have been other nuclear detonations in space, closer to Earth than the Moon.

    So a blast on the Moon would've done very little to affect us.
     
  7. Ballbuster1

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    I'm still thinking that it wouldn't have been a good idea.
     
  8. Party Rooster

    Party Rooster Unleash The Beast

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    I doubt you'd be able to see the flash without a telescope.

    Edit: I wonder if you hit the dark side of a crescent moon if it might...
     
  9. whiskeyguy

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    Especially if they sent them up on the Challenger.
     
  10. OilyJillFart

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    If there is any credibility to the story, the only possible explanation I can think of is the plan was to contaminate the surface of the moon so the russians wouldn't try to land there.
    Maybe it really was one of the contingencies being talked about, but I doubt anyone was serious..
     
  11. DJ Evel Ed

    DJ Evel Ed MayYourCumCrustedCocksBeConstantlyCoveredInCunt

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    Oh great now the terrorists have another target.
     
  12. Atomic Fireball

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    As OP I couldn't resist repeating CBS-DC's absurd "Blow Up The Moon" headline. Their copy doesn't even support it.
     
  13. DR. Jimcy M.E.

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    In the 1950s there was a plan to send all the blacks to the moon. Operation "problem solved".
     
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  14. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    I thought the size of the deposits was mainly due to the sheer volume of organic material left over by brontosauruses and shit. We might be a little too small.

    Then again there is erock...
     
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    Oil deposits aren't a result of land animals, they were small ocean life like plankton.
     
  16. mills

    mills I'll give em a state, a state of unconsciousness

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    At least you kept my erock joke alive. :)
     
  17. MayrMeninoCrash

    MayrMeninoCrash Liberal Psycopath

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    The moon has been hit by asteroids containing the kinetic energy of a million nuclear warheads. I'm thinking it would be fine

    The moon is subject to more unshielded solar radiation every day than any nuke could hope to generate.
     
  18. lajikal

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    Also imagine aliens ROFLing after we did it too.
     
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    Oh, it's no world for an old man any longer. What sort of a world is it at all? Men on the moon, and men spinning around the earth, and there's not no attention paid to earthly law and order no more.
     
  20. d0uche_n0zzle

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    The Moon Nazi's would fight back. Hard.
     
  21. Mags

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    I'm sure all would've been fine. Everything this country thinks up is a great idea.
     
  22. Norm Stansfield

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    Hey, I saw that movie. Well, I saw the first 20 minutes.
     
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    You need to watch it the whole way through if you enjoy watching bad flicks.
     
  24. Atomic Fireball

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    I thought that was a really good movie given the miniscule budget. The only thing that sperled it for me were the reflexive leftwing tropes - Sarah Palin bad, USA bad. And the miscegenation.
     
  25. d0uche_n0zzle

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    Excellent point. I try and block that crap out, or else it'll drive you sane.
     

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