Video of the Week: Nuclear Bomb Explodes Under Water

Wouldn’t want to be sailing near this!

According to Pat Bradley, one of the camera men who documented US atomic tests during the 1950s, the Wahoo and Umbrella underwater explosions were more amazing than an atmospheric nuclear explosion. Watch this stunning video and listen to him explaining his experience of living these explosions just 2.5 miles away.

2.5 miles seemed like a safe distance for an underwater explosion. As it turned out, it wasn’t. The waves engulfed an entire cargo ship near to ground zero. The wall of water kept advancing, generating gigantic waves that hit the island where Bradley and his colleagues were filming. The third wave, the tallest of them all, covered the entire island. They saved themselves by quickly climbing to some palm trees while carrying their heavy film camera equipment.

Courtesy of gizmodo.com

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