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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP22 Dec 2017 12:47 p.m. PST

Waist of time…? (smile)



Mardaddy Inactive Member22 Dec 2017 2:29 p.m. PST

We were not the only ones doing that, you know…

Dn Jackson22 Dec 2017 3:43 p.m. PST

Not a waste of time at all. It depends on how far you are from the blast. If you're 5 feet from ground zero, complete waste. If you're five miles from ground zero it could protect you from flying glass and other debris.

jdginaz22 Dec 2017 8:14 p.m. PST

Not to mention flash burns and possibly in initial radiation blast.

cosmicbank22 Dec 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

hiding under desk made it easy to count and ID bodies. Tax dollars at work.

cosmicbank22 Dec 2017 8:17 p.m. PST

My favorite was the PSA showing the guy putting a newspaper over his face,

Mardaddy Inactive Member22 Dec 2017 9:58 p.m. PST

cosmic, radiation is a funny thing. Some forms would be stopped by that newspaper, believe it or not.

Others need lead shielding…

Eumerin22 Dec 2017 10:56 p.m. PST

A guy in Japan was in both Hiroshima and Nagasaki when they were bombed. IIRC, his wife survived the Nagasaki bomb because he'd warned her to duck in the event of a bright flash of light.

If you're out in the open, then ducking probably won't do much good. But if you're next to a low wall and duck down behind it (and the blast is at least some distance away), then it just might save your life.

cosmicbank23 Dec 2017 2:46 a.m. PST

Lets hope the bad guys use the cheap bombs with the paper stoping bombs.

Legion 423 Dec 2017 7:20 a.m. PST

I still remember the "Duck & Cover" Drills in 1st Grade or Kindergarten … old fart My home town was on the USSR's target list as it was one of the largest steel producers in the US and probably in the world.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Dec 2017 10:43 a.m. PST



Personal logo capncarp Supporting Member of TMP31 Dec 2017 4:48 p.m. PST

"My favorite was the PSA showing the guy putting a newspaper over his face,"
Flash and heat-pulse protection, saves some burning and vision.

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