On Nov. 27, 1944, 4,000 tons of bombs went off at RAF Fauld, a munitions facility in the English countryside near Hanbury, Burton. The explosion was so great that it caused a mushroom cloud and could be felt as far as Morocco.
Joe Pasquini, a RAF flight navigator, had the unfortunate job of collecting samples of a nuclear bomb after it exploded. Which meant, Pasquini had to fly an airplane covered in wax through the mushroom cloud to capture the floating radioactive particles. That doesn't sound fun.
What if iPhones and Facebook already existed by the dawn of the Atomic Age? Would your news feed be clogged with photos of vacationing friends staring out at not-too-distant mushroom clouds? That's the alternate history imagined by Clay Lipsky's Atomic Overlook photos.
What would it look like if the candy kingdom of happy elves launched a thermonuclear assault against us? Probably something like this. Fortunately for this, this isn't a technicolor mushroom cloud. It's photographic trickery.
Designed by Veneridesign Studio, this lamp tries to capture the awful beauty of a nuclear strike. The fluid details created using 3D-printing techniques, its like staring into a frozen mushroom cloud.