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Old 10-29-2006, 08:42 AM   #1
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Sunday Special- A Nuclear Test

Sunday Special- A Nuclear Test



There is much in the news lately concerning Nuclear tests, so I thought it a good time for us to have one too!
1. The first Atomic blast was set off ......where?
bonus; what was the date?
2. What was the code name for the bomb detonated over Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945?
3. Name the character in the film, "Dr. Strangelove" who made the following statement;
"I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration to sap and impurify all of our bodily fluids."
4. Name the German Physicist working on the Manhattan Project who passed nuclear secrets to the Soviets.
5. What was Curtis LeMay's contribution to the cold war?
6. Name the U.S. Nuclear power plant that came close to melt-down in 1985.
7. Can you name the seven other (besides the USA) members of the "Nuclear Club; that is, those who are known to have conducted nuclear tests since 1945?
8. How many times have nuclear weapons been used in wartime?
9. How many countries have commercial nuclear reactors?
10. What percent of the world's energy is supplied by those reactors?
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1. The first Atomic blast was set off ......where?
bonus; what was the date?
Alamogordo, New Mexico- July 16, 1945
2. What was the code name for the bomb detonated over Nagasaki on Aug. 9, 1945?
Fat Boy
3. Name the character in the film, "Dr. Strangelove" who made the following statement;
"I can no longer sit back and allow communist infiltration to sap and impurify all of our bodily fluids."
General Jack D. Ripper
4. Name the German Physicist working on the Manhattan Project who passed nuclear secrets to the Soviets.
Klaus Fuchs
5. What was Curtis LeMay's contribution to the cold war?
Major organizer of the Strategic Air Command
6. Name the U.S. Nuclear power plant that came close to melt-down in 1985.
Three-Mile Island, Pa.
7. Can you name the seven other (besides the USA) members of the "Nuclear Club; that is, those who are known to have conducted nuclear tests since 1945?
Russia, France, The United Kingdom, China, India, Pakistan and North Korea
8. How many times have nuclear weapons been used in wartime?
2- Hiroshima and Nagasaki
9. How many countries have commercial nuclear reactors?
31
10. What percent of the world's energy is supplied by those reactors?
5 %

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Old 10-29-2006, 08:51 AM   #2
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Well, now, that we have all this info, who should we go and nuke? Sorry, joking, too early in the morniong, I've been to work already for about 3 hours, crazy ideas enter my head.
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Old 10-29-2006, 08:54 AM   #3
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:31 PM   #4
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How could the Alamagordo bomb and the Nagasaki bomb both have been set off on Aug 9, 1945?

Also, you didn't give the answer to #2. Was it "Fat Boy?"
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Old 10-29-2006, 03:47 PM   #5
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you got me!
bonus to answer #1 was july 16....... i need to pay better attention.....

and "fat boy is correct!
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:10 PM   #6
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Found it! I sucked at this one too. Only got 2, 6 and 8.
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