Missing Nuke from the Cold War

Ah, The Cold War… This BBC story describes how, during the Cold War, a nuclear bomb went missing “a mile or two” off the coast of Savannah, Georgia, and IS STILL THERE!

So the bomb remains tucked away on the sea-bed, in an area which is frequently dredged by shrimp fishermen, any one of whom could suddenly find that they have netted something a touch larger and scarier than a crustacean.

Wow! Did not know that.

Also from the story:

Colonel Richardson is adamant that it is incapable of a nuclear explosion because it lacks the vital plutonium trigger.

Note to Dave Barry: “Vital Plutonium Trigger” – good name for a rock band.

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