The Strange Connection Between the Nuclear Bomb, Bikinis, and Godzilla

Real devastation, fictional monsters, and a swimsuit all collided in the Pacific Ocean.

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  • Nuclear cloud after Operation Castle test Bravo on the Bikini Atoll.Photo Credit: Public domain
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  • Aerial view of the Bikini Atoll.

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  • Naval forces construct camera rigs to capture video of nuclear tests on the Atoll.

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