April 3, 2010

Dude, Your Cake Is Leaving Nuclear Radiation in My Parlor

In 1946, the U.S. military did a test explosion of the biggest thermonuclear device ever. And to celebrate, Admiral H.P. Blandy and his wife detonated a custom cake!

Fun Fact: The admiral had TWO cool nicknames: Spike and Waffle Nose.


uberfrau said...

Hey-were you my 8th grade English teacher in Petaluma?

Bart King said...

*checking notes for autobiography*
Yes! Or, probably...I don't remember seeing "uberfrau" on the roll sheet, though. :)