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Nuclear culture surrounds us in our daily life; The power plant Homer Simpson works at, the Fallout games, Cold War film dramas. Yet the issue of nuclear bombs seems to be rather redundant in the public eye compared to separate issues like say immigration.

It goes without saying that nuclear bombs are incredibly dangerous (and radically over the top), but just how dangerous are they? Well, I went onto the pretty cool NUKEMAP, which allows you to mess around with a bunch of tools that will show you just how devastating a nuke dropped on your house could be.

Below is an image of the blast radius of a Mark 39 nuclear bomb (which was accidentally dropped on North Carolina by the US Air Force, by the way). If a Mark 39 was detonated in the centre of Birmingham City, the entirety of the city centre, extending in a…

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