In June of 1957 the United States was hip deep in the Cold War. Nuclear fears were high. To help alleviate fears and practice a bit of propaganda, the Air Force got five volunteers to stand under a two-kiloton nuclear explosion and describe LIVE what they felt. The purpose was to show such a small amount of nuclear material wouldn't be as destructive as the bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. It may seem crazy, but these men were trying to teach us about science, sort of. via DVice and NPR

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