Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Nuke your home town

Have you ever wondered what would happen if a nuclear bomb goes off in your city? Would you survive and what would the impact radius be?

With Google's Maps framework and a bit of Javascript, you can see the outcome. Apparently I'm dead either way. Apparently most accidents happen within a 100km from your home...that is why I move a lot. :-P

Search Usage

Just enter the address of that boss, teacher, colleague or "loved" one.
If you can find it in Google Maps, you can nuke it.

* West 42 St, Manhattan, NY
* 48 Martin Place, Sydney
* Mount Everest

The list of weapons contains bombs of historical significance

* France: has a similar to "B61", also deployed by jet fighter.
* India, Pakistan: equivalent to "Fat Man". Probably larger.
* Iran, Syria: deny having a bomb. Yet. Smaller than "Little Boy".
* Israel: denies having a bomb. Ever. As big as "Joe-4".
* North Korea: go to Ground Zero II to see it
* South Africa: had "Little Boy", but renounced nuclear weapons.

1 comment:

  1. Most of the 'angry' people would have the tiny little boys, and most of their targets should be far enough away from my house to keep them from spoiling my day.

    Might be a bitch if I'm at work though :( World cup stadiums are close enough to spoil my day, or at least seriously mess up traffic :(