Ivy Mike

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The Fusion age is here.  Or, more specifically, the nuclear exploding fusion bomb age that is.  Today, in 1952, the United States Military detonated the world’s first thermonuclear weapon, code-named Ivy Mike.  This hydrogen bomb was the first successful test of the design, and ushered in an age of fear.  The US was excited to get … Continued

Alternate History Thursday: Little Boy is 70

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In this alternate universe that is.  In our reality, Little Boy went down in a blaze of glory decimating Hiroshima and showing the true military might of the United States of America. In alternate history land, Little Boy is the name of the (actual) twin bombs Big Boy and Little Boy.  Big Boy was used … Continued

IMPACT!1!

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Have you ever wondered what happens underground when you drop something.  Or when a meteor, or comet, or missile impacts the surface of the planet (when it even makes it to the planet’s surface that is)?  I mean, the surface of the earth is easy, we have a couple of decades of nuclear blast testing … Continued

LEGO Springfield

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Of The Simpsons’ fame, not Illinois.  Above you’ll see 123 Fake Street recreated in LEGO fashion.  Below you’ll see some other landmarks of Springfield of unknown state.  Using an unknown number of bricks (because he doesn’t want to know how much money he sunk into it) Master builder Matt De Lanoy built much of Springfield … Continued

Alternate History Thursday – Canned Sunshine

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In our currently accepted reality, August 8, 1945 is the date that the general public officially was introduced to the atomic bomb.  Many things have been said, and opinions shared over the decades since it’s use on reasons for and against them, but that’s not for us to debate, regular readers should know by now … Continued

The Nuclear Bomb

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This week marks an important point in time, 69 years ago the United States of America unleashed the Atomic Bomb onto the world.  Did you know though that a full year before the bomb was used and known about publically, a story in Astounding Science Fiction pretty accurately described the bomb, and how it would … Continued

Alternate History Thursday – Judgement Day

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In 1984 the world was first warned of this day. Kyle Reese told Sarah Connor all about it when he found her.  Together they managed to destroy the Terminator and hope that everything is ok. 11 years later two Terminators are again sent back to kill and protect.  We learn that Judgement Day is still … Continued

Alternate History Thursday – Fat Man

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Earlier this week I told you about the first nuclear nuclear bomb used in anger but the USAA against the Empire of England.  After utterly destroying the city of Blackpool with no notice or effect, more drastic measures were required. The German Alliance was initially against the idea, but eventually they gave in, mostly because … Continued

Alternate History Thursday Little Boy

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Little Boy, the first nuclear bomb dropped in anger.  In our timeline, the United States of America dropped this bomb as part of the Potsdam Declaration on the Japanese city of Hiroshima early in the morning of August 6th, 1945.  The Japanese ignored this plea for unconditional surrender, and the rest is history. That is … Continued

Alternate History Thursday

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This alternate history lesson will deal with another strangeness, rather than our main story. In this alternate history, humans live underwater, actually, it’s not humans, but a human – dolphin hybrid that controls the world.  They’ve spent the last hundred thousand years evolving, on a 90% liquid water planet. The Hudolphss, (as we call ourselves), … Continued