5 Nuclear Detonations that went WRONG | Top 5 Countdown


Even if they are the most dangerous
weapons ever created, nuclear weapons still don’t scare some people. So here are five nuclear detonations
that went wrong. Number five: Starfish Prime. Starfish Prime was a
high-altitude nuclear tests conducted by the United States on the night of july 1962. A Thor rocket carrying the w 49
thermonuclear warhead was launched from the Johnson island in the Pacific Ocean.
Nine seconds after 11pm Honolulu time, the starfish prime test was successfully
detonated at an altitude of 400 kilometers. It caused an electromagnetic
pulse which was far larger than expected. So much larger that it drove much of the
instrumentation off scale. The pulse caused electrical damage in Hawaii about 1,445 kilometers away from the detonation, knocking out about 300 streets light,
setting off numerous burglar alarms and damaging the telephone company microwave link. The damage to the microwave link shutdown telephone calls from the Hawaii Islands. The flash created by the explosion could be seen from over 1,500
kilometers away. This is a photo of the explosion as seen
through the clouds from Honolulu, Hawaii. It is thought that the explosion
produced and yield equivalent to 1.4 megatons of TNT. Here you can see the
footage Number four: Standing under a nuke. On the 19 of july 1957, six men including the cameraman stood at Ground Zero of a nuclear test at the Nevada Test Site. The explosion occurred over
3,000 meters above the ground and was equivalent to 2 kilotons of TNT. The 5
volunteers and the cameraman who wasn’t a volunteer stood under the explosion
without any safety gear. Though the cameraman ask for protection, but didn’t
get any. The purpose of the test was to show US citizens that they had nothing
to fear about nukes. The bomb exploded creating a bright light and a powerful
sound wave that scared the six men. Everything was thought to be fine until
they all got cancer. Though most of them live their lives until their ’80s. It
is kind of disappointing that none of them got any superpowers and turned into Hulks. We felt a heat pulse, a very bright light, a fireball that is red. The sky looks black
above it. It is boiling above us. It is rapidly loosing color… There is the ground wave. It is over folks. The mounts of vibrating…Number 3:
Lake Chagan. In 1965 the Soviets had the brilliant idea to create a lake by using
a nuke. The nuclear test occurred at the Semipalatinsk test site in Kazakhstan
Chagan yield was equivalent to 140 kilotons of TNT and meant to produce a
large conical crater suitable for a lake. The resultant lake has a diameter of 408
meters and is 100 meters deep. Afterwards the Soviets dug a canal
between the river and the crater and let gravity do its thing. Unfortunately they
forgot an elementary thing: radiation. Actually even nowadays, Lake Chagan is
still radioactive. I’m presuming that that’s where they get their fish for
sci-fi movies. Number 2: Storax Sedan. Sedan was a shallow underground nuclear tests conducted at the Nevada test site on the 16 of july 1962 part of
Operation Plowshare. It was a program to investigate the use of nuclear weapons
for mining, cratering and other civilian purposes. The explosive device was
lowered into a shaft drilled into the desert alluvium 194 meters deep. The
fusion-fission blast had a yield equivalent to 104 kilotons of TNT and
lifted a dome of earth 90 meters above the desert floor before it vented at 3
seconds after detonation. The explosion displaced more than 11 million tons of
soil. The sedan shot resulted in an enormous radioactive cloud that
separated into two plums, rising to 3 kilometers and 4.9 kilometers. The
cloud flew as far as 1,000 kilometers away spreading radioactive dust over
Iowa Nebraska Illinois and South Dakota. This one explosion accounts for seven
percent of the entire nuclear fallout that has ever hit the United States. The
Sedan crater is the largest man-made crater in the United States and it is
listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Number 1:The nuke that almost exploded over North Carolina. In 1961, A B-52 Bomber went into a tailspin and
crashed over North Carolina while carrying two nukes with the power of 3 to
4 megatons each 260 times as powerful as the one that was dropped on Hiroshima.
The pilots threw them away before crashing into a farmland, though one of
the nukes was armed. When the bomb was dropped, three of the four arming
mechanisms activated causing it to execute many of the steps needed to arm
itself such as charging the firing capacitors and luckily deploying a 104
diameter parachute which allowed the bomb to hit the ground with little
damage. Here you can see one of the nuclear weapons at Goldsbrough, largely
intact with its parachute still attached. The bomb was large enough to have 100% killzone of 23 kilometers. Enjoying our videos? Make sure to click
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  • And they wonder what happened to our ozone layer

  • Rename "When Gov'ts Consulates Wyle Coyote" …oh….wait…they do that on everything

  • Heres some of stupidist shit our government ever did. Remember this fukin shit.

  • I hear fucken kilometers used all the time on YouTube, then I have to get out my slide rule & figure out how many miles or feet that is, most ppl are Americans that watch YouTube, so why in th FUCK are you useing metric SHIT instead of the measurments WE use in the USA.??????

  • A kilometer is about half the distants of Knotical miles, which we use in every aviation controled area in the world, on every knotical chart, ever commercial aircraft, every air control agency, every air traffic control, ie ATC in the world & I see the Space Videos use metric shit, kilometers for heights & speed, what the fuck is wrong with you idiots, it really piss' me off.
    NASA uses knotical miles & sometimes regular miles, but never kilometers only in UK,Country & AUSTRALIA , but we here in the US use regular miles on our road speeds, even in Europe they use regular miles in distants. A Kilometer is about a half of a Knotical mile, so if your flying along at 200 kilometers, your only doing about 100 knotical miles an hour, hell, you'd fall out of the air at 200 kilometers in most airplanes I've flown, it's only 100 knotical miles an hour.
    Canada changed to metric system & almost killed 200 ppl, the pilot told the line man to put 9000 gallons in the airplane, so he put in 9000 liters that's about half as much as 9000 gallons, well, they ran out of fuel, in that airliner in two hours, only luck be with em, cuz they were over an old military airstrip and landed, blowing out the tires, by standing on the brakes to stop on that short runway. Yikes.!!! But the pilot saved all their ass' & the line man got fired along with the airport manager.

  • how in the hell can you get anything out mine after nuking it would be radioactive

  • Where's Tsar Bomba?

  • You didn't mention Castle Bravo ???

  • Lol Thick Cunts let's test these crazy weapons on our own soil.
    Then my favourite the Russian lake……… shit we forgot about the radioactive soil oh well Russia is so big we can afford to fuck it up.

  • anyone not wearing 2 million sun block is going to have a real bad day….

  • In Khazikstan, nature doesn't make lake, nukes make lake. Izz niiice.

  • Chances are that US would've blamed Russia. if that nuke had exploded over N.Carolina

  • the last one was not a nuclear detonation. and was no where CLOSE to detonating

  • what a boring voice… quit the yappin dude

  • AmeriSCUM are criminal !!!

  • Unfortunately, they forgot a rather basic thing…. radiation. Died laughing!!!

  • An infamous warmonger once said "“If we have them [i.e., nuclear weapons], why can't we use them?".  Unless we can separate him and his ilk from Doomsday Devices such as the "nuclear football", the chances of Mutually Assured Destruction actually happening, are FAR greater than any sane person would normally accept.

  • Are you kidding me ? what ? They are right and wrong nuclear explosions ?

  • 3.6 roentgen, not great,not terrible.

  • These weapons have destroyed our Earth….

  • We keep voting for the people that make these stupid decisions!

  • Ppl who does nuclear test supposed to be chop on lil pieces and send it to their families

    Fuk u bitches Maka a bomb and give ur mon for a bday

  • They tell u later that ur car makes a lot emissions fuk ya for sure more than nuclear explosion 👉👌

  • Although all 5 are pretty crazy…but the 6 dudes just hanging under nuke explosion is the craziest imo…🤔

  • That's not footage that's blur

  • They were perfectly fine but they got cancer

  • So who thinks we should make it like with a nuke raise your hand if you're in I think we should do it

  • how do scientist forget about radiation some dumb scientist

  • The human race will eventually destroy itself and the world and animals will be a more peaceful place. Living in harmony is impossible with the power mad leaders of this world .🌍

  • Maybe we could skip going to mars and just make the earth look like mars, problem solved..

  • Number 2 explains so much about the midwest.

  • 2:25 they actaully all got cancer!?

  • It appears that many people still do not really know the consequences of using nuclear weapons and all the unforeseen and unanticipated consequences.

  • Such destructive weapons shouldn't exist.
    Can they blow away an incoming asteroid? Maybe. But that's not why they were made…

  • Ssooo, how long did it take for military brass to realise that
    nuclear detonations cause alot of radiation ? ….Excavation….
    Making a lake with nukes….L—O—L—!!!!!

  • Makes u want to run to the recruiting ctr and sign up."Thank you for your service, soldier" @01:31

  • The Hulk comment quite inappropriate 👎👎👎

  • Now go and blame Co2 for climate change ,,assholes

  • No wonder the world is messed up all these nuclear explosions in the seas and land how can the government's deny

  • fancy setting off nukes on your own turf, muppets

  • some how the term "GOD DAMNED stupid fucking cocksuckers" just doesn't seem to do the amerikanazi military justice .

  • So, the number one detonation is a detonation that didn't happen? Weak

  • Most of these tests worked just as intended so they didn't go wrong, per se.

  • continue destroying earth with nuclear bombs

  • 👨‍💻 Nevada desert test site >🎬> ☢🤷‍♂️They took some soil for a western movie back to the stage Area – and filmed the western movie
    The FOLLOWING next 2 years after the John Wayne film was done 20 people died of cancer the Official who gave the ok☢ from govt Is nowhere to be seen 😳JOHN WAYNE died of cancer latter on guess how wasnt smoking > ☢😳🏴‍☠️ idoits in govt's make me sick

  • where is castle. ravo

  • Killing the nature .. what a assholes are we humans

  • you tried to blow up B bot? how dare you ….

  • These people are demons

  • why the hell would any sane person want to set a bomb off this big?

    "Thank you Dr. Strangelove for going doo-lally and
    leaving me the heritage of Damnation Alley"      hawkwind

  • 3:27 for a second I was like Sudan 🇸🇩 has nuke??!!!

  • Poor camera man 🙁

  • Watching this I'm surprised we are still here.

  • Oh! Is this where all earthquake made????

  • It's funny for as smart as they were they were just as equally stupid.

  • Einstein regreted writing E= mc^2 till his death.

  • Not volunteers… Voluntold

  • #5 test. were they trying to break the dome?

  • I am pretty disappointed it did't gone wrong while creating a first A Bomb, killing all that crazy mothefuckers on site.

  • Heavy nor-wegian Water created it ALL, YOU DAMN MOTTER FU CKERS.

  • I don't understand why everyone finds cancer funny. Wait until the person you care the most about gets it…wont be leaving so many ''LOL CANCER'' comments…

  • Russia forgot about the radiation WTF

  • i have no faith in our human existence .

  • Well, the first two detonations worked just fine, the effects were underestimated, perhaps. The last one was not a detonation at all. Better start rewriting your title. If you wanted a detonation that went wrong, why not talk about the French underground test in Algeria that broke out into the atmosphere.

  • How stupid can one be to detonate a nuclear bomb that vented and cause Radio acive material fall out around its surrounding. Any unusual case of cancer around the contaminated areas?

  • You would think mankind has learnt it's lesson by now.Let us women run the world!

  • Google this…. Operation Dominic, 1962 Johnson Island (Atoll). Our Marine helicopter squadron participated in these tests. We actually watched 36 bombs explode, including the one seen from Hawaii being 800 miles north east of the island. Keep in mind, it went off in Stratosphere. Several years ago, scientists discovered a hole in earths ozone layer…. hmmmmmm

  • i guess it s a great thrill to be on the trigger of such a device.

  • Burglar alarms? In the 5oss

  • Wtf won't all of that radiation spread out into the sea and reach the beaches where millions of people go swimming?

  • And people think fracking for gas and oil is bad.

  • Now they can explain to the children at St. Judes hospital why they are sick.

  • Of course I don't think any one down there is man or woman enough to really tell kids dying early of cancer where there illness is really coming from.

  • All was fine untill they all cought cancer ,What could possibly go wrong 🤔 🙄

  • That was messed up… Intentionally exposing those soldiers to nuclear radiation. I guess it's nothing compared to the government tests that we don't know about.

  • I certainly hope the United States has much better safeguards in place regarding nuclear weapons.. That pilot could've wiped out cities.

  • oh those government idiots have been releasing radiation into the atmosphere for years…it is very sad the actual level of stupid the (below avg )majority and the politicians really have..

  • 人を不幸にする兵器なんかいらん

  • Playing with people's lives

  • I'm never going to north Carolina since a nuculer bomb almost exploded

  • Fucking pigs.

  • Okay. So all six guys got cancer but lived well into their 80’s. Hmmm.

  • Get your gas masks ready. Where white clothes, and get underground.

  • 0:42 That thing looks like an eye, complete with a pupil and iris.

  • You can see an UFO in 1:15 minutes…Who agree?

  • I want one, kind of like that scene in Crocodile Dundee where the guy pulls a knife and he responds "that's not a knife, this is a knife". I would win every argument when I could threaten to nuke them!

  • #1 wasn't a detonation…

  • that last one was scary af lmao. imagine walking out to your back yard just to find a nuke

  • Glad they didn’t go blind

  • Вам долбоёбам на этой планете жить! А вы гандоны плюёте в колодец из которого пьёте воду. Вы на марс собрались? да вам по ебалу дать надо ломиком что бы здохли наконец.

  • Richard Nixon kicked around the idea of using Nukes in Vietnam. He was so obsessed with the thought he might be labeled the first President who lost a war, he actually considered using them. The fact he was paranoid, an alcoholic, a pill popper, and wife beater, may have helped a little in his thought process, or lack of ..

  • Great looking lake guys, too bad we can't fish in it. How do you design nuclear devices and then these same scientists have a brain fart and forget about radiation, unfreakin believable.

  • The "Goldsbro incident," was kept from Public Knowledge , except for the Local pop. for 50 yrs, when the info was made Public in feb 2012, the then American Defence Sec. said "who the Fck! released this information!" an the rules on declassifying info. were changed.
    One Nuke is STILL Buried 100ft Down in the Carolina Tobacco fields. If it HAD Gone Bang! or does! Guess who they would have Blamed! yep! Vladimir or his Predecessors!
    Wiki did have the FULL Acticle an Details, tho it my been taken down, by now………..

  • I apologize to the sensitive now……   IT'S NO WONDER WHY OUR PLANET IS FUCKED UP!!!!!   GOVERNMENTS' = DUMBASS'

  • “They all got cancer” 🤗

  • There is still a nuclear warhead in North Carolina under the swamp. Apparently they are afraid to dig it since that may be the only thing keeping it from not exploding.

  • What about the Baneberry disaster which killed some trst sight workers

  • Soviet Union: we have all this land
    Soviet Union: we have all these nukes
    Soviet Union: what do we do

  • Wait, high altitude detonation, to the west of Hawaii, as in, upwind from Hawaii? And which genius thought high altitude anywhere would be a good thing?

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