Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

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There are probably many things you don’t know about the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki during WWII. For instance, did you know that the atomic bombing of Japan inspired the creation of Godzilla? How about the fact that the bombs’ codenames were take from “The Maltese Falcon”? Or that a group of gingko trees actually survived the nuclear blast? WatchMojo counts down ten fascinating facts about the atomic bombings of Japan during World War II.

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#10: The Bombs Birthed Godzilla
#9: Ginkgo Trees in the Area Survived (And Are Still Growing Today)
#8: The Hiroshima Peace Flame Will Burn Until All Nuclear Weapons Are Destroyed
#7: Nagasaki Was Not the Original Target
#6: The Bombs’ Codenames Were Inspired by “The Maltese Falcon”
#5: The First Flower to Bloom After the Bombing Became Hiroshima’s Official Flower
#4: The Japanese Detected the Bomber
#3, #2 & #1???

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10 thoughts on “Top 10 Things You Didn’t Know About the Bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

  1. WatchMojo likes to put up these kinds of videos because they know they will get views and cause a lot of discussions. Why can’t everyone agree that every country has it’s bad people, but also has it’s good people without saying so and so should die? I don’t understand the ugliness of some people.

  2. Jesus, some of you people NEED to pick up a freaking History book, and I don’t mean the one that your school offers you. Damn, the stupidity of some of these comments.

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