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Tuesday
May152012

Ingeniously Charting The Horrifying Power of Today's Nuclear Bombs

Ingeniously Charting The Horrifying Power of Today's Nuclear Bombs

 

 

Anyone remember what color the “tons” were on the infographic?  The Ingeniously Charting The Horrifying Power of Today’s Nuclear Bombs infographic by Maximilian Bode (posted on fastcodesign.com) puts the power of the Tsar bomb into painful perspective (but seriously my fingers hurt from scrolling). 

A simple, but great design that puts some truly huge numbers into scale for the reader to understand.

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Reader Comments (6)

Nice post. thanks for sharing. interesting and fantastic idea for bloggers to rank bloggers like this way.
May 17, 2012 | Unregistered Commentercheap ink cartridges
An excellent example of visuals being used as a weapon AGAINST the reader. We're given not the slightest context to suggest what more "kilotons of TNT" might actually mean to any of us. Instead, we're simply bludgeoned over the head with an unwieldy, slow-to-load visualization that tells us little more than that now there are a lot more of these kilotons. Can't even readily quantify how MUCH more, since I can't see very much of the display on my monitor. This must have been terribly fun to produce. Not so terribly fun to decipher, and not worth my time.
May 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWilliam Neff
Dates of detonation would be nice. How about the ones that haven't been detonated? How many kilotons for those? How about more than 4 or 5 bombs? How about how much damage one kiloton would inflict? Circular blast zone graph would've been effective too. How about overlaying on a map?

but thanks for bringing up an important subject.
May 29, 2012 | Unregistered Commentersamiam
In my humble opinion I find it irritating that its kind of a never ending scroll for the Tzar Bomba. Correct me if I'm wrong, but weren't infograpgrhics supposed to show the idea as a whole, fun, VISUAL, way ? I get the statement it's trying to make, the impact, that feeling... whatever. In my opinion, this is just too much.
June 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCECY
Incorrect infographic by the way...might want to check the actual detonation yield values
June 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGray
That got increasingly more terrifying as I scrolled down.
June 16, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrĂ­an

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