Perhaps this article will help to show exactly what I mean. I can only shake my head and mutter "WTF" when I read about something like this, ya know?
Take The Family To Watch A Nuclear Bomb Explode
Photo credit: Las Vegas New Bureau via CityLab
In the 1950s, the United States had a Cold War to win, and the only way they knew to do it was blast the Nevada desert with nuclear tests.
You’d think people would have tried to steer clear of a nuclear test site, but it was actually the exact opposite. Casinos in Las Vegas capitalized on it and sold tickets. People around the country flocked out to their “dawn parties,” where gamblers would play until the night sky lit up with an atomic blast 121 kilometers (75 mi) away.
It was the biggest tourism boom Las Vegas had ever experienced. They worked into it every way they could, selling Atomic Cocktails and holding beauty contests to crown Miss Atomic Blast. Sure, thousands of people got radiation poisoning, and 1.6 trillion gallons of water were contaminated, but it was a great party.
I have to wonder if any family groups started glowing in the dark after the "nuclear vacation?" I got this article from over at Listverse, just so you'll know.
Coffee out on the patio this morning.