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Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts (15 pics)

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There are approximately 2,700 U.S. nuclear weapons that are waiting to be dismantled and are retired.

The peak number of U.S. nuclear weapons in North Korea during the cold war was 950.

There are 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S.A.

The range threshold for an intercontinental ballistic missile (per the new START treaty) is 5,500 kilometers.

There are 11 U.S. nuclear bombs that have been lost in accidents and have yet to be recovered.

Approximately 25 kilograms of highly enriched uranium is needed for a nuclear weapon.

The United States has conducted 1,031 nuclear tests.

The Minuteman III weighs 79,432 lbs.

The total number of nuclear weapons that the Soviets had in 1986 was 40,159.

The Minuteman III can travel at a maximum speed of approximately 15,000 mph.

There are 31 countries to which the U.S.A. extends its “nuclear umbrella.”

The Trident II weights 130,000 lbs.

The heaviest nuclear weapon in the post-cold war stockpile for the U.S. weighed in at 8,850 lbs.

The U.S.A. maintains 94 nuclear capable heavy bombers.

Approximately 8 kilograms of plutonium is needed for a nuclear weapon.

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Comments (2):

The_Tinman 7 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
Donald Trump has possession of the Nuclear Launch Codes in his cheeto colored mitts. Sleep well, all.
ZombieDarwin 7 month s ago MARK AS SPAM
I lived through 4 years of Jimmuh Cahter and 8 years of O'bumbler. I think I can live through 8 years of someone infinitely more capable that those two put together. And I sleep very well ever since January 20th, thank you for your concern.