"That Others May Live" that is the motto of the United States Air Force Pararescue Team. These guys are bad MFs who won't stop until the mission is done and lives have been saved. They are without a doubt the most elite Special Forces Unit in the Nation and perhaps the world.
These are the two teams the league (or most of it, at least) did not think were going to make it to the finals this season when the playoffs started. A lot happened in ways that helped Vegas make it and helped Washington. In many ways teams that were in the playoffs, schedules and even fans were just some of the things that aided the teams in getting this far.
Something strange has been happening in the beautiful world of hockey. And no, I don’t mean the Capitals actually winning in the first round of the playoffs. I mean the expansion team who has a horrible name (but this is a story for later), the Vegas Golden Knights, and their amazing potential to win a Stanley cup. This has never been done by a first year franchise, might I remind you. Now, by now they only have a 3-1 series lead, but in the realm of sports that's nothing, and it can easily be busted and lost.
The Tsar Bomb was, and still remains, the largest thermonuclear weapon ever created. It’s production began in July of 1961, ordered by Soviet premier Nikita Khrushchev, who originally wanted a 100 megaton bomb to be built and tested as a testament to the Soviet technical strength and military might. This order for construction came only a few months before the moratorium (the suspension of all nuclear testing by both the USSR and the USA by a legally non-binding agreement that can be revoked at any time) was revoked. As geopolitical tensions rose, the Soviets needed a way to strike fear into the hearts of Europe and the USA. The solution was the Tsar Bomb. October came and political leaders from all sides pleaded with the Soviets to not test the bomb. President Kennedy even made the accusation that the test was for political gain and had no real military application. The test proceeded on schedule despite fears of burning a hole in the atmosphere and contrary to the wishes of economists, politicians, and scientists. The Tsar Bomb test was successful in elevating levels of fear and unease in Europe. So what is this bomb's history? How was it made? What were the risks? And why was it made?