It is the 75th anniversary of the bombings at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Let us remember and honor the memories of the bystanders that had lost their lives during World War 2. Here are some shocking facts about the bombings you didn’t know.
1. Hiroshima and Nagasaki are not radioactive anymore.
They are not radioactive anymore, mostly because the bombs didn’t touch the ground but were detonated in the air.
2. Nagasaki was not on the hit list of the U.S. army.
The list included Kokura, Hiroshima, Yokohama, Niigata, and Kyoto.
3. A Japanese man survived both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived both bombings with minor injuries.
4. The most destructive World War Two bombing attack on Japan was neither Hiroshima nor Nagasaki.
Operation Meetinghouse, the US firebombing of Tokyo on 9 March 1945, is considered the deadliest bombing raid in history.
5. A Bonsai tree survived the Hiroshima bomb attack
A Bonsai Tree planted in 1626 survived the atomic bomb at Hiroshima and now resides in a U.S. Museum.
6. Dismantled atomic bombs are now used to produce electricity.
10% of US electricity is made from dismantled atomic bombs.
7. The U.S also bombed space.
In 1962, the U.S. blew up a hydrogen bomb in space that was 100 times more powerful than Hiroshima.
8. Atomic bomb tests were a major tourist attraction in Las Vegas during the 1950s.
During the 1950s, the detonation at the Nevada Test Site gave Las Vegas a new way to make money atomic tourism people came from all over the country to witness the explosions.
9. The U.S. did think of some crazy things during the civil war.
During the Cold War, the U.S. seriously considered dropping an atomic bomb on the moon to show off its military superiority.
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