Originally Posted by MGH
I saw the nuclear attack scenario. It was pretty informational; I didn't know you could go blind from looking directly at the explosion.
If you are close enough to see the flash, yes, it will blind you. But be patient as in a few milliseconds later the shockwave and flame will cook you to a crisp.
Some years ago I met a man who was some nuclear advisor to the US Govt. during the 60's.. Scary stuff he told me. The thing I remember most was:
If a 1 megaton nuke was dropped over downtown Los Angeles, Everything to Newport Beach would be leveled. Considering most countries at that time in the late 1980's had 10 megaton warheads..