Sunday, November 21, 2004

The Destroyer of Worlds

It must be the ultimate irony to die by your own sword.

On August 6 and 9, 1945, two deadly atomic bombs, codenamed “little boy” and “fat man” were dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killing tens of thousands of people. Both bombs detonated 1800 Feet in the air to maximize the killing effect.

We learnt about antennas just a couple of months ago. On the bomb’s side is a "Yagi-Uda" antenna. (you might have seen these antennas before, they are parallel 'sticks' of descending length aligned in a particular direction, u'll find these on the roofs of buildings to receive TV signals) The antenna is pointed downwards as the bomb is falling. It measures the distance between earth and the falling bomb. At precisely the altitude needed for the bomb to cause maximum damage, it detonates.

As you might have guessed, the Yagi Uda antenna is a Japanese invention.

--Sometimes i wonder why we have to kill each other.--


At 6:17 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with you dick. You should run for parliament. You have my support.



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