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When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas

When Exploding A-Bombs Were The Greatest Show In Las Vegas

Throughout the 1950s, atomic detonations brought countless tourists to Sin City — and helped make it what it is today.
The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats

The C.I.A. Had A Project Called ‘Acoustic Kitty’ To Spy On The Soviets Using Wired Up Cats

Acoustic Kitty was an experiment taken on by the CIA during the cold war, using cats as covert spies. Shockingly, it didn't get far.
How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

How Vasili Arkhipov Saved The World From Cold War Nuclear Armageddon

At the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, Soviet submarine commander Vasili Arkhipov had the power to decide or not World War III would begin. He chose wisely.
Inside The Secret Bunker The U.S. Government Built As A Haven From Cold War Nuclear Holocaust

Inside The Secret Bunker The U.S. Government Built As A Haven From Cold War Nuclear Holocaust

Hidden beneath a resort in West Virginia and stocked with 30 years of supplies, the Greenbrier bunker was to be the last refuge of the American government in case of nuclear war.
North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel – The “Hotel Of Doom”

North Korea’s Ryugyong Hotel – The “Hotel Of Doom”

The Ryugyong Hotel has been called "the worst building in the world" and the "Hotel of Doom."
How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

How Bikini Atoll Was Ruined By Castle Bravo And Operation Crossroads

During the Cold War, the U.S. conducted the Castle Bravo and Operation Crossroads nuclear tests on Bikini Atoll — displacing natives and poisoning the area to this day.
That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

That Time A Plane Full Of Nuclear Bombs Crashed In Greenland

On Jan. 21, 1968, a plane with carrying nuclear bombs came crashing down to the frozen sea ice of western Greenland. A huge B-52G Stratofortress made an emergency landing near Thule Air Base in this icy area of the world as part of a protective measure in case the United...
The Haunting Mystery Of The USSR’s Lost Cosmonauts

The Haunting Mystery Of The USSR’s Lost Cosmonauts

In 1961, Cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man in space. However, some conspiracy theorists speculate that the Soviets reached the cosmos on an earlier mission but covered it up because they lost cosmonauts.
Camp Century: The Secret Behind America’s Nuclear Ice City

Camp Century: The Secret Behind America’s Nuclear Ice City

Constructed by the United States during the Cold War, Camp Century was built so the Soviets never had any hope of finding it.
How The C.I.A.’s Project Azorian Attempted To Steal The Soviet K-129 Nuclear Submarine

How The C.I.A.’s Project Azorian Attempted To Steal The Soviet K-129 Nuclear Submarine

Discover the unbelievable story of Project Azorian, the CIA's Cold War effort to steal the K-129 nuclear submarine that the Soviets had lost.
Forgotten Victims: 30 Harrowing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

Forgotten Victims: 30 Harrowing Photos Of Prisoners Of War Throughout History

As seen from these POW images, not all of war's worst victims die on the battlefield.