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The Dreaded Demon Core

Welcome back, geeks!

Today we’re going to revisit one of my favorite topics – nuclear/cold war history.

At the very end of WWII, the Americans developed one of the most terrifying weapons that the world has ever seen. Powered by a chunk of enriched and unstable fissile material, the parts of the weapons were almost as dangerous to human life as their sum.

Because of the lives that it took, one such core would come to be known by its sinister and ominous moniker: The Demon Core.

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The Black Tsunami – The Story of the Boston Molasses Disaster

The early days of industry are fraught with negligence and death thanks to the lack of accountability on the barons of big business. Few industrial accidents match the scale and absurdity of the often overlooked Boston molasses flood of 1919.

 

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