Beer Can Survive A Nuclear Blast

If your home is blasted by a nuclear bomb, you're going to need a drink. Honestly, you're going to need many drinks. The good news is that no matter how much your home is mangled, 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 foods as well as beer. Buds were located in varying distances from the blast sites — the nearest were just 300m away and the furthest were 1.6km away.

After sustaining blasts of 20-30 kilatons, the brews were found to be A-OK. 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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