The U.S. Dropped Nukes On Beer, and It Was a Good Idea Too
Posted by Brian_Merchant on Thursday, Sep 20, 2012
As such, it was probably a good idea that somebody tested out whether or not packaged beverages would be too irradiated to drink in the event of a nuclear explosion; both so folks could be encouraged to keep such supplies on hand in their fallout shelters, and so that health departments (those that survived) would have the relevant information on hand when people inevitably drank the bottled supplies they happened upon in the wake of disaster. At a time when the specter of nuclear disaster loomed largest, it was worthwhile investigating what was and wasn’t safe to consume should it happen. I mean, I’d want to know.