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Saturday, November 03, 2007

Striaght from the horse's pilot's mouth

Thinking about Judith Weiss's enthusiasm for nuking Iran, I was struck by this passage in the Guardian's obituary of Paul Tibbets, pilot of the aircraft which dropped the Hiroshima A-bomb. (I can't find it online but it's in the print edition.) Describing the moment when the bomb detonated, he said "My teeth told me more emphatically than my eyes of the Hiroshima explosion." Apparently there was a tingling sensation as his fillings interected with the radioactivity.

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