Public Radio International developed a really cool — and terrifying, and awful — interactive app that visualizes the enormity of the destruction caused by the atomic bomb the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima 70 years ago today.
You can simulate the effect of the bomb’s blast on your own hometown. In the case of mine — Orland — the fires from the resulting blast would spread to two towns, and windows would be smashed from Stockton Springs to Blue Hill. Yikes.
To use the app, search for your town, then drop a pin on it. Then you have the option to drop the bomb.