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Atomic Bomb Testing Dummy (1953)

Illustration for article titled Atomic Bomb Testing Dummy (1953)

March 1953: A dummy sitting behind a protective shield in a Nevada basement used for atomic bomb testing. The mannequins used for these kinds of tests were often purchased from downtown Las Vegas department stores like J.C. Penney’s. [National Geographic’s Tumblr “Found”]

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So When the Wind Blows was not joking when they told people to make protective shields like that?