August 6th, 1945 is certainly a day that will live in infamy because at 8:15 AM Hiroshima time an atomic bomb was dropped with a force of 15,000 tons of TNT… It’s estimated that 10’s of thousands were killed immediately and 100,000 would die as a result of the explosion and the radioactivity. Precise statistics are lacking.
The total amount of uranium in the Hiroshima bomb was 64 kg, about 141 pounds but only a relatively small fraction of it “worked”. Uranium is a force multiplier. It multiplied 141 pounds into 15,000 tons. One ton is 2,000 pounds. 15,000 tons is 30,000,000…. thirty million pounds of TNT is a force multiplier of 213,000. One pound of uranium is 213,000 times more powerful than one pound of TNT…. 30 million pounds of TNT is about 72 million sticks of TNT. That’s the power of the Hiroshima Atomic Bomb…
Dynamite was invented by Alfred Nobel in 1867. Seventy eight (78) years later the Atomic Bomb was dropped, 75 years ago in 1945. We’ve had TNT for only 103 years and look what’s been done.