nuclear stories

In the 1950s, nuclear power was something new and amazing and nobody was really thinking about the dangers of radiation. Instead, they were thinking about how to cram nuclear reactors into everything that moved, from cars to planes to zeppelins.
If the ongoing triple-threat disaster in Japan were a movie monster, now would be when the international authorities deployed a giant super gun to stop the creature. In this case, it is hoped that the giant Putzmeister super pump will be able to tame the situation at the Fukushima nuclear plant.
During the Cold War, the British Military planned to deploy a series of nuclear landmines to protect them from the Soviets in the event of a retreat from Germany. Problem was, the mines tended to freeze up in the winter, rendering them useless. The solution? Chickens. Lots of chickens.