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  • [Disaster fact 1] Low Background Steel was the steel that was produced before atomic bombs were tested. It is the only kind of steel that can be used in various medical and scientifically sensitive equipments since post-nuclear steel is contaminated by radiation.


  • [Disaster fact 2] The most sophisticated bomb ever encountered by the FBI destroyed Harvey's Wagon Wheel Casino in Lake Tahoe in 1980. The device included 28 toggle switches, a float switch, tilt sensor, other sensors, spring switches, casing screws and joints, and a few surprises.


  • [Disaster fact 3] The 1964 earthquake in Alaska was so big that water sloshed in the wells in Africa. It had a magnitude of 9.2, making it the second-largest earthquake in recorded history.


  • [Disaster fact 4] On January 15, 1919, a 50-foot-tall steel tank filled with 2.3 million gallons of molasses collapsed on Boston’s waterfront, disgorging its contents in a 15-foot-high wave of molasses that traveled at 35 miles per hour. The Great Boston Molasses Flood claimed the lives of 21 people.


  • [Disaster fact 5] Yasuteru Yamada is a retired engineer who after watching the news coverage of the Fukushima nuclear plant disaster, organized a group of more than 200 fellow retirees and volunteered to go to the site and assist in the cleanup so that the younger generation didn't have to and risk exposure to radiation.


  • [Disaster fact 6] The USSR was seriously considering a nuclear strike on China in 1969 before Nixon stated that the USA would nuke 130 Soviet sites in retaliation.


  • [Disaster fact 7] After Michael Jackson's hair was accidentally set on fire during the shooting of a Pepsi commercial in 1983, he chose not to sue but instead asked Pepsi to fund the creation of a burn center.


  • [Disaster fact 8] At the age of seven, Parminder Nagra (star of ER, Alcatraz and The Blacklist) suffered a burn that resulted in the scar shown in her 2002 breakout role in the internationally acclaimed film Bend It Like Beckham. While preparing a meal, a gas stove set her trousers alight. She was taken into the bathroom by an uncle and immersed in cold water. However, when the trouser fabric was removed, it took skin with it, resulting in a large scar on her right leg. The story was included in the film to explain the burn of Parminder’s character. Although finding a decent picture of it online has turned out to be nearly impossible for me.


  • [Disaster fact 9] The sky in the famous painting "The Scream" is red probably because of the worldwide effects of Krakatoa's eruption in 1883, which launched particles in the air that changed the sky color for about 5 months.


  • [Disaster fact 10] LEGO also used to manufacture “non-brick” wooden toys under the BILOfix brand. Their wooden toy factory burnt down twice: first in the 1940s and second in 1960 when lightning struck it. After this, the team decided to focus on the production of plastic construction sets instead.


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