Thursday, June 19, 2008

A near life experience: Nuclear Cake

A near life experience: Nuclear Cake - On March 1, 1946 the United states evaporated the Bikini atoll with a thermonuclear explosion, an atoll in the South Pacific that engineer, Louis RĂ©ard, and French fashion designer, Jacques Heim, named the two-piece swimsuit, the Bikini, after.

In the above photo, Admiral 'Spike' Blandy, celebrates the detonation with a simple thermonuclear themed cake! Am I the only one perplexed by the enthusiasm? This was a less than one year after Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

I found this gem at one of my favorite blogs, Spy's Spice Here is a You Tube of the actual explosion, an event that brought back into the present the two piece swimsuit from the pools of ancient Rome. What will take to bring it back again post LZR and the Tracer era?

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