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The Day They Nuked Mississippi

At 10 a.m. on Oct. 22, 1964, a bomb was detonated in Mississippi. The five-kiloton bomb went off 2,7000ft below Lamar County in the natural Tatum Salt Dome, a huge, dense salt ‘sea’ about 1,000 feet below ground level. The bomb contained around one-third of the destructive power of the bomb that obliterated Hiroshima on August 6, 1945. Locals were encouraged to leave their homes in the area. Adults were paid $10 a day and children $5 to stay safe.

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  • Casey Klahn July 12, 2019, 5:15 PM

    “It was a whopper!”

    That is why I’ll never eat a salmon from Mrs. Hippie.

  • Nori July 12, 2019, 9:14 PM

    Cuz it’ll eat u back. Salty Dome style.
    Radioactive tartar sauciness.

  • Kevin Dickson July 14, 2019, 8:20 AM

    I did not know this.

  • Gordon Scott July 14, 2019, 5:53 PM

    Not only that, they did it again shortly thereafter. The net result: using nukes to move earth is not a good solution. Stuff just happens that they don’t anticipate.

    I saw author Larry Correia at a book signing and told him about this. He’s the author of the very successful Monster Hunter International series. The MHI headquarters is next door in Alabama, and nuking Mississippi to cover up evidence of monsters is just the sort of thing that Special Task Force Unicorn (the feds) would do. I expect to see this surface as a plot point.