Blast Your Friends With These 15 Nuke Facts

There are approximately 2,700 U.S. nuclear weapons that are waiting to be dismantled and are retired.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The peak number of U.S. nuclear weapons in North Korea during the cold war was 950.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

There are 104 nuclear reactors in the U.S.A.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The range threshold for an intercontinental ballistic missile (per the new START treaty) is 5,500 kilometers.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

There are 11 U.S. nuclear bombs that have been lost in accidents and have yet to be recovered.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

Approximately 25 kilograms of highly enriched uranium is needed for a nuclear weapon.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The United States has conducted 1,031 nuclear tests.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The Minuteman III weighs 79,432 lbs.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The total number of nuclear weapons that the Soviets had in 1986 was 40,159.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The Minuteman III can travel at a maximum speed of approximately 15,000 mph.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

There are 31 countries to which the U.S.A. extends its “nuclear umbrella.”

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The Trident II weights 130,000 lbs.

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The heaviest nuclear weapon in the post-cold war stockpile for the U.S. weighed in at 8,850 lbs.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

The U.S.A. maintains 94 nuclear capable heavy bombers.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts

Approximately 8 kilograms of plutonium is needed for a nuclear weapon.

Blast Your Friends With These Nuke Facts
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