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This Visualization Shows Nuclear Detonations Since 1945


It’s easy to forget, now that we’re no longer conducting atom bomb drills in our elementary schools, but just a few decades ago the nuclear arms race and its impact on the world was all too real. Though accounts of just how many nuclear explosions have occurred vary, this fascinating visualization from Orbital Mechanics features 2153 explosions, compiled using data from here and here. Atmospheric detonations are represented in red, underground in yellow, and underwater in blue. It's a fascinating new way to look at a dark piece of human history. 

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Map: All 50 States Reimagined as Food Puns
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Pun enthusiasts will recall that we've covered Chris Durso's Foodnited States of America before. Now the project, which was inspired by Durso's young son, is available in map form in the Foodiggity store.


If you can't figure all of these out on the map above, here's the complete list and a larger image of each state's selection.

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