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US 'Almost Blew Up Atomic Bomb Over Itself'

By Shaun Gibson, published on Sep 21, 2013

Image: http://news.sky.com

Millions in Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York were at risk

The US Air Force almost detonated a huge atomic bomb over North Carolina in 1961, a newly declassified document has revealed.

Two hydrogen bombs were accidentally dropped over the city of Goldsboro just two days after President John F Kennedy's inauguration, when the B-52 plane carrying them broke up in mid-air.

And a report obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under freedom of information laws showed one of the devices began... (more)

Tags: new york, usa, philadelphia, washington, baltimore, atomic bomb over north carolina, 1961. accident, near miss, dangers of atomic bomb

An Unthinkable Shooting Range

By Eric Karlan, published on Jan 5, 2010

...sounds as stupid as that one time those basketball players pulled unloaded guns on each other..."

Then the show cuts away from the central storyline (or general lack thereof most of the time) and everyone watches as animated depictions of Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton in the Washington Wizards locker room pull unloaded firearms on each other over an expensive card gambling dispute.

It sounds so ridiculous and absurd that you may actually have the inkling to laugh - until you remember that this isn't crappy Sunday night cartoon comedy. This actually happened.

... (more)

Tags: basketball, wizards, Arenas, gun, washington, dc, gilbert, crittenton

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