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(YouTube)   Could a solid steel bowling ball survive a nuclear blast? We know the answer, but it's not from calculating the various factors. We know because Some Guy got permission to place a bunch of solid metal bowling balls close to a nuke   ( divider line
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1788 clicks; posted to Fandom » on 25 Sep 2020 at 9:12 PM (22 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook

Can A Metal Bowling Ball Survive Inside a Nuclear Explosion?

Can something be made which would survive being so close to a nuclear detonation that it gets engulfed by the million degree fireball? The US actually tested steel and aluminium spheres in experiments involving nuclear weapons. These test articles were named for the physicist who performed the experiment - Lew Allen's Balls - and we can affirmatively say that Dr Lew Allen literally had balls of steel that were tough enough to survive the inferno inside of a nuclear blast.

The actual scientific results are available for those who want more details and fewer jokes about spheres.

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