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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    you just need a well aimed big fart to knock it down


    i guess destroying it wouldn't be that hard

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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    2. One on New York and one in Moscow...
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    I think you people are assigning too much power to nuclear weapons.

    I doubt even every one of the nuclear weapons we have in our arsenal currently would end humanity, much less end life on the planet (that would be impossible).
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    as few as 10 nuclear explosions could put enough debris into the atmosphere to cause a year without a summer. this alone would be enough to collapse many countries and cause a global famine which would kill millions (or maybe billions) of people. and this says nothing about longer term effects of disrupting ocean currents on every ecosystem and climate.

    rest assured, it would not take many detonations to drastically change the lives of every inhabitant on the planet. Just how drastic the changes, and just how long they would last might be subject to more debate.

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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    If you build a deep enough tunnel, one bomb would be enough. if it's large enouigh.
    Just like Hitler wanted to do!
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    I was told during history that the usa and russia during the height of the cold war had enough to destroy the earth a couple of times over. I imagen if you put whats left between the two, plus the few hundred everyone else has you would have enough to do it atlest once over.

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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Oh yes, but that depends on what you mean with "destroy the world". 3000 nukes would do the trick though.

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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Depends how big...
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    It took more megatons than all the nukes in the world at the height of the cold war to wipe the dinosaurs, so a ton.
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Quote Originally Posted by the_mango55 View Post
    I think you people are assigning too much power to nuclear weapons.

    I doubt even every one of the nuclear weapons we have in our arsenal currently would end humanity, much less end life on the planet (that would be impossible).
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Even if you destroy all life on Earth, new life will arise in the distant future when the earth "cleans" itself. Even if all of the Earth's nuclear weapons were detonated at once, the earth wouldn't be destroyed.
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Humans would survive, there would just be cannibalism and diminished hygiene.

    And Twinkie barons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moorish guy View Post
    well some volcano eruptions are pretty powerful and they haven't wiped out life............yet
    Two hundred and sixty million years ago the Earth experienced its worst mass extinction: 95 percent of marine life and 70 percent of terrestrial life vanished. Long a subject of dispute, researchers from the University of Leeds believe they have confirmed the reason behind the so-called Permian extinction.

    A giant volcanic eruption in what is today’s Emeishan province in China unleashed half a million cubic kilometers of lava and tossed massive quantities of sulphur dioxide into the stratosphere 260 million years ago. The sulphur dioxide caused cloud formations across the entire planet. This cooled the Earth while subsequently dropping acid rain across the globe, leading to the planet’s most pervasive extinction.
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    Destroy as in "blow to bits" or destroy as in "kill everyone?"
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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    only one chuck noriss

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    Default Re: How many nuclear bombs would it take to destroy the world?

    i recomend this chart http://www.projectrho.com/rocket/rocket3x1.html

    2.1 x 1017 J: Tsar Bomba device = 50 megatons (USSR, most powerful nuclear test ever)

    3.6 x 1017 J: Earthquake 8.5 on the Richter scale = 85 megatons

    5.0 x 1023 J: 1 Chicxulub Crater = 120 teratons

    2.9 x 1031 J: Energy required to blow up Terra (reduce to gravel orbiting the sun) = 7 zettatons

    nedles to say nuclear bombs are over rated if considered by energy outpot. however we must take into acount fallout, that will cause several problems for about a century.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gollum View Post
    only one chuck noriss
    Chuck Norris jokes are usually always funny, yours must be the exception.

    Anyway... Why would someone up the world, i somehow () can't see them benefiting from it. Or it could be a Worldwide Nuclear war but someone must of done something pretty enfuriating (like the BAI in empire) to start the war.

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