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Fun with mushroom cloud statisitics

Over at Gizmodo, they have a rather interesting map of nuclear explosions from Alamogordo to date.  It is quite a size, and does not lend itself  to being 'borrowed'.

Anyway, I've made use of their stats to knock up a chart showing tests by country. 


Note quite how trigger happy our French friends are, realitive to the size of their nuclear arsenal, and the Miracle on the Med does not appear to have done any testing at all, although the richter scale event in the southern Indian Ocean in '79 was believed - at the time - to be a joint South African / Israeli enterprise.

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