Friday, September 25, 2009

Dead Hand

This is a fascinating article in Wired about the Russian Doomsday Device that was lampooned in the Stanley Kubrick classic, Dr. Strangelove. The movie mocked the idea of the Cold War and escalating nuclear tensions between the US and the USSR. In the movie the Russians had built a "Doomsday" device that would automatically retaliate should the US ever attack Russia with nuclear weapons.

Well this is no joke....such a system actually exists and may still be online to this day.

Sleep tight!

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