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this day in the yesteryear: Hydrogen Bomb Lost in the Ocean (1958)

Hydrogen Bomb Lost in the Ocean (1958)

The Tybee Bomb is a 7,600-pound (3,500-kg) nuclear bomb containing 400 pounds (180 kg) of conventional high explosives and highly enriched uranium. During a simulated combat mission, the B-47 bomber carrying it collided with an F-86 fighter plane, and the bomb was jettisoned and lost. It is presumed to be somewhere in Wassaw Sound, off the shores of Georgia’s Tybee Island, but recovery efforts have been unsuccessful. In 2004, a retired air force pilot made what discovery in the case? More… Discuss


“Twerk” No More in the “Twittersphere”

It seems that the selfie’s 15 minutes of fame may be running out. The word “selfie” has been given top billing on Lake Superior State University’s 2014 “List of Words to be Banished from the Queen’s English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness,” a far cry from its “Word of the Year” title, awarded by Oxford Dictionaries mere months ago. Also making the school’s 39th annual list of excised words are “twerk,” “hashtag,” “Twittersphere,” and the suffixes “-ageddon” and “-pocalypse,” among others. If you could choose a word or phrase to ban, what would it be? More… Discuss