If it were 100 megatons it would have leveled the forest of Germany all the way to Rome. The fireball alone would be 200 miles across.
Wrong, the entire cloud created from a 100 megaton explosion would be about 120km across. 200 mile fireball ?? No way, but the thermal pulse might be felt that far.
posted on 10/17/2004 7:19:21 PM PDT
(Truth, Justice and the Texan Way)
It is telling that media hyperbole has hugely influenced our collective tendencies towards ascribing far more destructive power to the "megaton" than can be reasonably calculated. I see evidence of this all the time.
posted on 10/17/2004 8:15:26 PM PDT
(I'm usually either right or wrong...)
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