mushroom cloud


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mushroom cloud

the large mushroom-shaped cloud of dust, debris, etc. produced by a nuclear explosion
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Detecting a nuclear explosion used to be relatively easy: bright flash, big boom, mushroom cloud, lots of radioactivity.
Celebrating the day's event falls to an eclectic gathering, including a lovely dark-haired young woman named Christina, who hands out pamphlets featuring a giant mushroom cloud rising behind some sheep suspiciously spotted like Holstein cattle.
Even though the cover is too obvious (the famous mushroom cloud of an atomic explosion above a woman, dressed in a bikini, who is sheltering her eyes with her hand), the collection is satisfying since Krysl is not afraid to explore the intimate nature of societies.
Strangelove's America, her compelling history of Cold War America, by observing how the frightening image of the mushroom cloud rising over Hiroshima and Nagasaki seemed to fade from American's consciousness as time went by.
Ronald Reagan is pilloried as a Pinocchio-clone whose nose keeps growing as he tries to explain away his policies on Central America, the economy, Lebanon, the Soviet Union, and nuclear warfare, culminating in his now-monstrous nose blasting off as a missile and detonating into a mushroom cloud.
You can compare this cloud to a mushroom cloud that forms after a nuclear explosion," Grieve says.
The famous photos of the mushroom cloud over Hiroshima has cast a dark shadow into our world and certainly influenced world events over the last 70 years.
A mushroom cloud of black and red smoke" rose above the house with the collapsed roof, he said.
Rancher Braden Garwood said he was on horseback searching for a stray bull Monday when he heard an explosion and saw a mushroom cloud erupt in a field about 15 miles away.
They include a massive mushroom cloud rising above a row of skyscrapers in what looks like a nuclear blast.
We were told to turn around and we saw this huge mushroom cloud.
I didn't actually see the blast but I saw the mushroom cloud rise.