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In 1961, a plane carrying two nuclear bombs dismantled mid-air. The government said that the nukes were harmless, only to find out out, 50 years later, thru a freedom of information act request, does the public find out that we were extremely close to blowing away the Eastern US.

On a January night in 1961, a U.S. Air Force bomber broke in half while flying over eastern North Carolina. From the belly of the B-52 fell two bombs — two nuclear bombs that...