A man has brilliantly shut down scaremongerers who are spreading ‘misleading’ information about Russian nuclear bomb threats online.
There have been multiple videos and diagrams in recent moments which have been surfacing on social media platforms like Facebook and TikTok showing the areas which would be affected by nuclear weapons if one was to be detonated in London.
One particular website, NUKEMAP, shows what could be the Tsar Bomba’s fallout from England’s capital reaching as far as Cambridge, Canterbury, Brighton, Winchester and Oxford and causing around 5,920,060 fatalities if it were to be detonated, according to the site.
The TikToker, Count Daedalus as he goes by on the platform, has since shut down these claims.
The atomic aficionado explained how while that particular nuclear weapon is ‘the largest nuclear weapon ever built’, it makes up only one of three of its kind, while two other Tsar Bombas were incomplete designs and are now held in museum exhibitions.
Check out the fascinating explanation here:
Count Daedalus told his followers: “Stop. Will you people stop scaring the living s*** out of people with this bulls***?
“That is not just any nuclear weapon, that’s the Tsar Bomba. Only three of those were ever made, and only one of them was completed.”
He continued: “It is the largest nuclear weapon ever built. Yes, and there’s a reason why only one of them was ever finished: because it is impractical to use one. These things have about 50 megatons of TNT.
“Unlike most nuclear weapons which you can fire out of submarines these days, this thing needed to be dropped by plane and it was so heavy that it had to be given a parachute in order to slow down its descent so that the pilots could escape before it detonated.”
He added: “Like I said, only three of them were ever built and only one of them was ever completed and that was the one that was detonated. The remaining two are in Russian museums, the Russian Atomic Museum in Sarov and the other one is in the All-Russian Scientific Research Institute Of [Technica]l Physics in Snezhinsk.”
Count Daedalus continued to call out scaremongers in his video, saying: “Now, I get it. Nuclear weapons are scary, they absolutely are. But for the love of God stop posting diagrams of nuclear explosions involving that bomb to scare people so that you can get views on TikTok.
“You are deliberately misleading people and in the worst case, you are scaring the hell out of people.”
The Tsar Bomba, otherwise known as Big Ivan, was indeed detonated in a test over Novaya Zemlya Island in the Arctic Ocean in 1961, according to Britannica.
Featured Image Credit: TikTok @ countdaedalus2.0/NUKEMAP
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