The Wisconsin Truck Driver Who Reverse Engineered the Atomic Bomb

John Coster-Mullen drives trucks for a living in Wisconsin. His high school teacher had been a scientist on the Manhattan Project. While the two diverged professionally, their passions eventually aligned—nuclear bombs.

Motherboard has a fascinating mini-doc on Coster-Mullen's unlikely (and unbelievably ambitious) little hobby: to figure out for himself just how the government's secret superweapon was designed. [Motherboard]


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