Tuesday, June 21, 2005
End of the World Fun!
Gracie Liu sends us a very funny animation called The End of the World. You need flash in order to view it, and you should turn the sound up on your computer. Warning: if you don't like curse words, or cartoon people getting blown up, don't visit.
Also on a nuclear note, How Stuff Works can tell you How a Nuclear Bomb Works.
And, FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency) has a strange, almost cheery guide to preparing ourselves for a nuclear attack. It's called Are You Ready?
Before a Nuclear Blast
To prepare for a nuclear blast, you should do the following:
- Find out from officials if any public buildings in your community have been designated as fallout shelters. If none have been designated, make your own list of potential shelters near your home, workplace, and school. These places would include basements or the windowless center area of middle floors in high-rise buildings, as well as subways and tunnels.
- If you live in an apartment building or high-rise, talk to the manager about the safest place in the building for sheltering and about providing for building occupants until it is safe to go out.
- During periods of increased threat increase your disaster supplies to be adequate for up to two weeks.
posted by The Daily Pick at 7:43 PM