As a long time Anglophile, this post has been a long time coming. When my first wife and I divorced, we didn’t argue about the kids, or the money. We argued about who got the Chuck and Di dolls. I was with my family, watching a AAA baseball game in Las Vegas when she died.
So without further ado, I present to Loyal Readers, some trivia of the House of Winsor. Some are true. Some are flights of humor. It will be up to you Loyal Reader to sort them.
The Royal Family is German.
The code word for the Queen’s death is LONDON BRIDGE.
Because Prince Charles is related to Vlad the Impaler, it is rumored that HRH is a vampire.
The wedding of Charles and Diana is the most viewed televised event in World history.
Princess Anne’s wedding cake was made by the Royal Army Caterer Corps.
During the London Olympics, Princess Anne presented her own daughter, Zara a silver medal.
Princess Anne is the only member of the Royal Family that has a criminal record.
Two of Queen Elizabeth’s Aunts were diagnosed as an “Imbecile ” and an “Idiot”.
Wallis Simpson was both a commoner and a divorcee. Therefore, Edward was forbidden to marry her.
Prince Charles married the divorcee Camilla Parker-Bowles.
Prince Willian and Prince Harry have both married commoners.
It is rumored the the Queen approved marraige to commoners in order to “prop up” the Winsor gene pool.
Queen Elizabeth wears garish colors so that her security detail can easily see her.
The Royal Armor Group provides security for the Queen and Royal Family.
The RAG has a color code for the Queen’s clothing that determines her current mood.
At 18:07 local time (15:07 UTC) on the 4th of August, 2020, the city of Beirut, Lebanon was rocked by a massive explosion. It was judged to be the equivalent to around 1.2 kilotons of TNT 18:07 local time (15:07 UTC(5.0 TJ) . The explosion was detected by the United States Geological Survey as a seismic event of magnitude 3.3; was felt in Turkey, Syria, Israel, and parts of Europe; and was heard in Cyprus more than 250 km (160 mi) away.
There were at least 171 deaths, 6,000 injuries, $10–15 billion in property damage, and left an estimated 300,000 people homeless.
Within the port area, the explosion destroyed a section of shoreline and left a crater roughly 124 m (407 ft) in diameter and 43 m (141 ft) in depth.
The cruise ship Orient Queen, berthed nearby, suffered extensive damage. Two members of the crew were killed, and seven crew members were injured. The ship capsized overnight.
Six ships docked in the harbor were damaged or destroyed.
Beirut–Rafic Hariri International Airport, 10 kilometers away was damaged.
The explosion was explained in the Media as the explosion of a warehouse full of ammonium nitrate. When the U.S. detonated the Trinity test on July 16, 1945, a press release explained that the explosion was due to an ammunition dump exploding.
WAS IT A NUKE?
A “FIZZLE” occurs when a nuclear weapon detonates and it does not result in a “NUCLEAR YIELD”. There is only film of a Fizzle in the public domain is the failed detonation of the REDWING device.
Note that REDWING was a thermonuclear device that the initial flash was the fission device detonating to boost the fusion portion. This flash was not seen in Beirut. Footage of the Beirut explosion documenting the tell-tale pinkish plume of neutron radiation bombarding the camera lens have been deleted from the Internet.
The information received by the Africa ExPressfrom a trusted military source that wants to remain anonymous: “The cause of the explosion that devastated Beirut on the evening of August 4 was caused by a tactical nuclear weapon stored at the port.
At the time of this post, the theory that Israel attacked Lebanon with a nuclear weapon is false.
A pressure wave measurement or “P-Wave” is a measurement of seismic signals. It is used by the U.S. and other Nuclear Powers to monitor the World for nuclear detonations.
A P-Wave produced by the Beirut explosion was initially reported by several countries. As with every other evidence that supports this line of thinking has been purged from the Internet.
Did “Bad Actors” have a nuke in Beirut and it got away from them? Los Alamos almost nuked itself in 1946.
One of the worst accidents involved Louis Slotin, a Canadian scientist in charge of monitoring plutonium chain reactions in a device known as the “guillotine.” One day the Slotin’s screwdriver got jammed in the guillotine, causing the plutonium to form a hypercritical mass capable of explosion. Immediately Slotin tore apart the two pieces of plutonium with his bare hands and in the process absorbed an enormous amount of radiation.
The event is dramatically portrayed in the movie “Fat Man and Little Boy “, but the actual incident happened on May 21, 1946. Slotin died nine days later.
Did Beirut nuke itself? Whether you agree or disagree, feel free to join the discussion in the comment section below.