Beer Can Survive a Nuclear Blast, Thank God

By Leslie Horn on at

If your home is blasted by a nuclear bomb and almost everyone you know dies or is at the very least severely mangled, you're going to need a drink. Honestly, you'll going to need many drinks. The good news is, no matter how many loved ones are obliterated,your beer is still safe.

Operation Teapot was a series of 14 nuclear tests done in Nevada in 1955. Restricted Data has learned that some of those tests involved packaged food which, thank god for our future nuked selves, included beer. Buds were located in varying distances from the blast sites—the nearest were just 1,000 feet away and the furthest were a mile away. After sustaining blasts of 20-30 kilatons, the brews were found to be a-okay. Or rather drinkable for "emergency use" and safe "in the short term." The tests also found the taste was totally not even skunked. But you probably don't even care once you've made it through a nuclear holocaust. [Restricted Data via NPR via PopSci]

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