15 Historical Pictures That Are Really Shocking
Monday, Jan 18, 2016, 9:45 pm
The world was a completely different place a couple of centuries back. Until the 19th century, there was little to no good technology. The 19th century was the beginning of a completely new era the humans may not have imagined before. There was electricity. There were automobiles. Scientists developed advanced guns, bombs, and fighter jets that have taken wars to an all new level. The following fifteen shocking pictures will take you back to the 19th and 20th centuries, to show some of the shocking and interesting moments of the scary olden days.
1.Chernobyl's 'Elephant's Foot'
What you see in the picture is the molten radioactive fuel of Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant, which was exposed when the plant exploded in 1986. The radioactive mass can kill you in less than a minute with extreme radiation if you stand next to it.
2.The First Atomic Bomb - The Gadget
The United States tested first ever nuclear weapon in the world on July 16, 1945. The US called the test 'Trinity', and named the bomb 'The Gadget.' Shortly after the success of 'Trinity', US dropped two atomic bombs named 'Little Boy' and 'Fat Man' on two Japanese cities Hiroshima and Nagasaki.
3.A Control Room of a Japanese Submarine
Submarine's history dates back to 16th century. However, submarines didn't evolve as warfare equipment to participate in wars until the 19th century. The picture shows the control room of a German submarine. Back in those days, the submarines were called 'U-boats.'