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These Five Brave Men Stood Under A Falling Nuclear Bomb – And Waited For Its Explosion!

Would you dare stand underneath a falling bomb? These five men did!

Mark Andrew





If you were asked to stand underneath a falling nuclear bomb, would you do it?

Many of us would naturally assume that no one would be brave – or stupid – enough to say yes but apparently, five men did agree to such a scary scenario. In fact, the entire group, except for one, volunteered to participate.

It happened at the Nevada Test Site way back July 19, 1957.

In 1957, five US Air Force officers volunteered to stand underneath an exploding nuclear bomb.


Five Air Force officers and a photographer stood in an area marked with a handwritten sign that said “Ground Zero Population: 5”.

Meanwhile, two F-89 jets can be seen on the skies and the countdown began. Eventually, one of the planes fired a nuclear missile carrying an atomic warhead as the men remained standing. The 2-kiloton nuclear missile exploded when it was about 18,500 feet above them.

The explosion happened when the missile was about 18,500 feet above them.


In the video footage we’ve shared below, you will see how it all happened. Right after the explosion, the narrator can be heard in the background exclaiming:

“It happened! The mounds are vibrating. It is tremendous! Directly above our heads! Aaah!”

Watch the video here:

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Why do this strange stunt in the first place, you ask? Well, this was at a time when the public was worried about nuclear fallout.

The United States Air Force did this to address the concerns and prove the safety of a nuclear weapon in the atmosphere. The five men who volunteered to stand on the spot were two colonels (Col. Sidney C. Bruce and Lt. Col. Frank P. Ball), two majors (Major John Hughes and Major Norman Bodinger), and an officer (Don Lutrel). Meanwhile, the cameraman (George Yoshitake) did not volunteer for this.

Despite the efforts to prove the safety of nuclear bombs, reports claim that about $813 million were allegedly spent by the government for the 16,000 “down winders” who experienced illnesses connected to the bomb testing program.


When Libya Bombed A Disco In Germany, United States Retaliated And Ended Up Bombing Italy!

A disco in Germany was attacked, killing civilians and American servicemen in the process. Later, US striked Libya and even bombed an Italian island!

Mark Andrew



In 1978, Libyan leader Muammar Mohammed Abu Minyar Gaddafi declared that his country needed socialism. It was the period of Cold War at the time and so the United States weren’t very pleased with his decision. Gaddafi didn’t give a damn.

Libyan leader Muammar declared his country needed socialism in 1978. This was despite the ongoing Cold War at the time.


In fact, we went great lengths not only to eliminate dissenters within the country but to target those who left the land as well. He started funding various groups such as the Black Panthers (US), the Irish Republican Army, Palestinian guerillas, and Muslim rebel groups based in the Philippines, among others.

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10 Weird Old-Timey Jobs from the Past that No One Does Anymore

Ever wondered how people managed to set up bowling pins or light lamps in the street before it was done by machines?

Mich Escultura



Some jobs may be dirty but someone's gotta do them still. Luckily, technology has that pretty much sorted things out. Though it would be nice if we could take a look back in time at all the jobs people used to have to do manually.

For all the curious folks out there, here are 10 jobs from the past that have been completely erased by technology.

#1. Switchboard Operator

Switchboard Operator

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A Thousand Japanese Soldiers Were Completely Wiped Out By Crocodiles During World War II

Refusing to surrender to the British forces, Japanese soldiers hid in the swamp not aware of the scary threat that waited for them.

Mark Andrew



In 1942, the Ramree Island was successfully overtaken by the Japanese Imperial Army. It was World War II at the time and Ramree was strategically an important spot since it was located at off the coast of Burma.

3 years later, the Allies attacked the Japanese forces in order to reclaim the island.

It was a bloody battle and eventually, the British army managed to drive about a thousand of their enemies into a mangrove swamp that spanned about 10 miles of Ramree.

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