Japanese artist Isao Hashimmoto created this
video that shows all of the world's nuclear detonations from 1945 to 1998. "This
piece of work is a bird's eye view of the history by scaling down a month length
of time into one second... The blinking light, sound and the numbers on the world
map show when, where and how many experiments each country have conducted." At 1
second/month, things are slow-moving at first, then by 1955 the fireworks really
get going. The first blip is in the Nevada desert at the
Trinity test site in
July of 1945. The USSR entered the nuclear club in May 1949, followed by the UK
in August 1952. By the end, 7 countries were players, but since then N. Korea joined.
Soon, thanks to moronic politicians, Iran will also have detonated a nuke.
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