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Testing nuclear explosives underground for use in excavation, 1962

Oct 2, 2012 By Abraham

A look at the creation of the Sedan Crater

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  1. Riley says:

    Scary. I’m all for using nuclear technology as a power source, but we have created the ultimate destructive evil with the nuclear bomb. That being said, I wonder how deep the device was buried to dig that hole?

    1. Kandi says:

      Agreed – the clip started out with music similar to that of “Planet of the Apes,” then ended with some tunes reminiscent of “Deliverance.” Odd.

    2. J says:

      *Old timey pickin’*

      Down in the little cart they went gleefully shrieking, “Yay! Irradiated wieners and brains!”

  2. Possum says:

    The analog countdown, the heavily dramatic music, the hair on the one camera lens — the mirepoix of 60’s science films.

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