Saturday, September 21, 2013

Man, I almost didn't make it into the first grade and didn't even know it

"Atom bomb nearly detonated over North Carolina in 1961".


RebeccaH said...

OTOH, I would have been spared four miserable years at Ft. Bragg.

Paco said...

Yes, there's that, I suppose.

JeffS said...

Is this an early example of "Hold my beer and watch this!"?

rinardman said...

I had to chuckle at a PBS newsreader awhile ago. His report went something like: "In 1961...a B-52 broke apart over North Carolina, and a hydrogen bomb it was carrying could have exploded. But, it didn't explode."

Really? Are you sure it didn't explode? Maybe the government covered it up. You know how they are about things like that.

Yeah, I know he was just reading the prompter, but still stupidly funny.

Minicapt said...

It was the Air Force: they managed to hit the ground.