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frakkin' huge bomb animation

So Russia has decided that the US shouldn't have the largest conventional bomb - the "MOAB" - so they made their own version, many times more powerful - the "FOAB." Here's an interactive video by Popular Science that shows you this delightful creation. It's strangely intriguing, this device of mayhem.

Ain't humans grand?

Chris

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normalcyispasse
Nov. 15th, 2007 08:30 am (UTC)
Cool, but on page 5 they misspelled "concussive."
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mckitterick
Nov. 15th, 2007 04:52 pm (UTC)
Unfortuantely, we have already made these, and the Israeli military loves 'em.
steve98052
Nov. 15th, 2007 09:43 am (UTC)
They also misused "it's" on page 2 – they meant the possessive "its", not the "it is" contraction "it's" that they actually wrote. They repeat their "concusive" on page 6.

It's still pretty cool, but the messed up writing is a distraction.

mckitterick
Nov. 15th, 2007 04:53 pm (UTC)
So true. This would be a good example to show my tech-writing classes.
mckitterick
Nov. 15th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, you'd think that a big publication would have better copy-editors. Or at least use them.
piezocuttlefish
Nov. 15th, 2007 04:12 pm (UTC)
I'm not one to pay much attention to current events so much (nor am I the least versed in Russian history), but I have heard of the FOAB, and I've heard of Russians trying to plant a flag at the bottom of the ocean under the north pole. Under Vladimir Putin, Russia's self-image and foreign policies have gone back to Cold War chest-beating.

What happened to glasnost? What's pricked Russia's ego so much that it's decided to go back to these policies. Do I need to look farther than our own foreign policy to understand this?

And, in the words of Leeloo, big badaboom.
mckitterick
Nov. 15th, 2007 04:44 pm (UTC)
Yeah, exactly. If it weren't for Bush Jr., I wouldn't be much surprised if Russia and the US were as close as England the the US.
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