Archive for April 2020

1:23:45: The Chernobyl Disaster

April 14, 2020 @ 10:00 am

Most of the city of Pripyat was fast asleep in the early morning of April 26, 1986. It was a relatively quiet night, save for the sounds from the nearby Chernobyl Power Station. All was calm until just before 1:30AM, when a small explosion echoed through the air, followed almost instantly by a second, larger fireball. Emergency operators received alarms of a fire at Chernobyl, believed to be a destroyed control system tank setting fire to the roof. Inside, workers frantically worked to ensure Unit 4s reactor continued to receive cooling water and prevent the fire from causing meltdown.

Firefighters rushed to the scene, most having just gotten out of bed, and wearing nothing but short sleeve shirts, some still in pyjamas. As they assembled their hose equipment, all they could think about was the taste of metal in their mouth. Little did they know, only meters away from them, was a hole where the reactor once lay. It was now nothing more than an inferno, burning as hot as the surface of the Sun, and spewing toxic radiation into the sky. A large plume of black smoke floated over the forest towards Pripyat. When it arrived, the city was darkened by the shadow of death.

 

Music:

Tower (Metro 2033 Soundtrack) –  Alexey Omelchuk

Filed under Pan Historia, Political History, Military History, European, Cold War, Disasters, Science ·

Podcasting in the Time of Covid (Other Nonsense)

April 1, 2020 @ 10:00 am

It has been a while since Lyndsay and Jonah have been around. Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus shutting much of the world down, they decided to take a small break from teaching history and discuss their thoughts on the situation, as well as update you all as to what's happening with Pan Historia in the near future.

Stay safe!

Music:

Billy Joel – You Might Be Right

Elton John – I'm Still Standing

 

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Filed under Canada, Other Nonsense, United States, Other, Science, Asia ·

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