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Hydrogen Bomb Is Jettisoned into Ocean

The Tybee Bomb is a 7,600 pound (3,500 kg) hydrogen bomb with an explosive yield of between 1.9 and 3.6 megatons that was jettisoned during a simulated combat mission, after the B-47 bomber carrying it collided in midair with an F-86 fighter plane. It is presumed to be somewhere in Wassaw Sound, off the shores of Tybee Island, near Savannah, Georgia, but recovery efforts have been unsuccessful. The bomb is one out of how many known missing nuclear weapons from the US nuclear arsenal?




Mykonos is a mountainous island of Greece in the Aegean Sea. Made mostly of granite, this 35 sq mi (90 sq km) island of about 6,200 people is a popular European tourist destination and has many fisheries. Mykonos is known for its nightlife and is considered one of the top clubbing destinations in the Mediterranean. In Greek mythology, Mykonos was the site of the battle between Zeus and what race of giants?

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H.R. Giger

Giger is a Swiss painter who became popular for providing concept art for the movies Alien and Species, winning an Oscar for the former in 1980. His work is surreal and nightmarish, and his most distinctive stylistic innovation is that of biomechanics, representing the connection between human forms and machines. Considered disturbing by some, his paintings occasionally feature Satanic imagery. For most of his career, Giger worked predominantly with what type of painting tool?

Last updated on Monday, 5th February 2007

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