Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Fire all of the guns at once, and explode into space

"Russia Tests Powerful 'Dad of All Bombs' "
or
"My Bomb's Bigger Than Your Bomb"


This in today's news:
MOSCOW (Sept. 11) - The Russian military has successfully tested what it described as the world's most powerful non-nuclear air-delivered bomb, Russia's state television reported Tuesday.
It was the latest show of Russia's military muscle amid chilly
relations with the United States. Channel One television said the new weapon, nicknamed the "dad of all bombs" is four times more powerful than the U.S. "mother of all bombs."
"The tests have shown that the new air-delivered ordnance
is comparable to a nuclear weapon in its efficiency and capability," said Col.-Gen. Alexander Rukshin, a deputy chief of the Russian military's General Staff, said in televised remarks.
Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment, he added.
[...]
Channel One said that while the Russian bomb contains 7.8 tons of high explosives compared to more than 8 tons of explosives in the U.S. bomb, it's four times more powerful because it uses a new, highly efficient type of explosives that the report didn't identify. While the U.S. bomb is equivalent to 11 tons of TNT, the Russian one is equivalent to 44 tons of regular explosives.
The Russian weapon's blast radius is 990 feet, twice as big as that of the U.S. design, the report said.
"I'm bigger than you are, I'm bigger than yoooou. So nyaaaaah".
There was one line that made me laugh, though...
"Unlike a nuclear weapon, the bomb doesn't hurt the environment".
Well... other than whatever part of the environment it happens to fall on top of. It may not gift the world with radioactive fall out, but I would hardly think any trees and little bunny rabbits who are at ground zero of the blast will shake it off any time soon.
Anyway, that was just me reporting the latest "Enlarge Your Penis Size" political spam ad.
Carry on.
[graphic by Dancin' Dave]