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a free account today! Imagine this: A sudden bright light followed
by the sounds of the heavens opening. An intense heat blast smashes through the
city and a gigantic mushroom cloud slowly rises. Cars swerve from the roads amid the screams
of fear, panic, and pain. And that’s only if you have enough time
to see the spectacle, before being blasted off the face of the earth. It’s an apocalyptic image alright, but would
a nuclear blast really spell the end of the world? Are there any steps that we could take in
advance to avoid frying as the nuclear device is detonated in our home city? That’s what we’ll find out, in this episode
of The Infographics Show, How to Survive Nuclear Fallout. The debate on whether or not we could survive
a nuclear war is still wide open. But one thing is for sure – the weapons
are getting darn right nastier. The nuclear warheads that the world has at
its disposal right now are hundreds of times more deadly than the bombs dropped on Hiroshima
and Nagasaki at the end of the Second World War. We have no clear picture of the catastrophic
effect of all of these weapons being detonated at the same time. And that’s what is likely to happen in the
event of a nuclear conflict. One thing that’s for sure is that those
who are able to survive a massive nuclear attack would be those who have mentally and
logistically prepared for such an event. So grab a pencil and a notebook and jot down
how to best survive should this tragic event ever occur. When the blast happens, you want to be indoors. Or preferably in the depths of a nuclear fall-out
bunker for at least 48 hours. But in reality it will only be the president,
the very rich, and the political elite who will be safely tucked away underground. You can fully supply your premises to make
sure you won’t be having to pop out to the shops for a loaf of bread during that critical
48 hour fallout period. Be smart by supplying your home with lots
of canned food. A good supply of fresh bottled water is also
essential. You’ll need 1 gallon of fresh water per
person per day. You will do well to have an old wireless radio
powered by batteries to keep up to date with events. A whistle for communicating across distance
is super handy, and a cell phone with a solar charger is brilliant. For those of you planning ahead, you’ll
want to keep in stock a basic first aid kit, a medical instruction book, and a supply of
required prescription medications. You’ll also need a flashlight with batteries
and a map and compass for navigating your escape. If you happen to be within a few miles of
the initial detonation, the chances are you are already dusted. The heat would rise to about 540,000 degrees
fahrenheit (300,000 degrees Celsius) and at the epicenter of the blast, almost everything
would be totally flattened. The area one to four miles outside of the
epicenter would be dangerous; you’d probably have burnt skin from the blast. Housing would be damaged. Windows would shatter and paint would peel
from the buildings. That means shelter is the main consideration
– find somewhere safe. If you were looking in the direction of the
blast, you would probably suffer some form of temporary blindness, and the fallout would
remain hazardous up to 20 miles from detonation. Once a nuclear device is detonated, radioactive
materials are blasted up into the atmosphere before raining back down to earth. This hazardous material literally falls out
of the sky and that’s why we use the term fallout. The material can travel for hundreds of miles
adapting to wind patterns, and human exposure to this fallout is extremely hazardous. If contact is made with the fallout, you will
suffer acute radiation sickness, cellular degradation, and radiation syndrome. This could kill you up to 30 days after initial
exposure. Fallout does, however, decay at night, so
areas that are contaminated by day may be safer to patrol at night. If you survived the blast and have taken cover
during the day, your goal is to do whatever scavenging that may be required at night,
while hatching an escape plan. But first up, you will need to evaluate the
extent of your immediate danger. A literal rule of thumb comes into play here. Find a position where you can observe that
mushroom cloud of doom. Hold out your arm and extend your thumb. Close one eye and compare the size of your
thumb to the size of the mushroom cloud. If that mushroom cloud is bigger than your
thumb, then you are in the radiation zone and you have 15 minutes to escape. If, however, the cloud is smaller than your
thumb, then you should be in a safe zone but you will probably want to be heading away
from the cloud, if it is safe to do so. The more distance you can put between yourself
and the fallout, the better for your health, but remember to stay under cover for those
first 48 hours. Areas such as office basements are safer than
a first floor building. The heavier and denser the exterior of your
shelter, the better, so you are looking for thick walls built from concrete or bricks. The greatest threat from fallout is during
the first 48 hours, and then the next two weeks. After this initial period, the fallout will
lose its toxicity quite rapidly. So if you happen to have food, and more importantly
a water supply in your shelter, you may be able to sit it out and perhaps catch up on
a TV series or two. But remember, if you see a cloud of debris
moving towards you, you may need to up sticks pretty fast. You should only consider jumping in a vehicle
if you have the means to start it and drive away within that crucial 15 minute time frame. Once you’ve established a base, you will
need to get clean. Failure to clean away all that radioactive
material could result in deadly levels of radiation on the skin. If you are with a group, instruct everyone
who was exposed to remove their clothing, put the radioactive garments in a plastic
bag, tie the end, and place it as far away as possible. Use running water to wash the body with lots
of soap and water. Blow your nose, and make sure you clean behind
those ears. You will need to find new clothing for you
and your party. You will also need to attend to those radiation
and thermal burns known as beta burns. If the skin has blistered, immerse yourself
in cold water, and then cover the area with a sterile compress or Vaseline. After you have managed all this, you should
be critically aware of subsequent attacks. Yep, most probably, that nuclear blast won’t
be the only rocket in this firework party. Keep your shelter intact, but be prepared
to move and take supplies with you. You will generally be safer out of the cities,
but make sure you aren’t heading to any out of town military bases that could well
be the next target site. Maybe heading to a network of deep underground
caves would be the best strategy, seeing that the world is dead set on blasting their way
back to the stone-age. So, do you think you could survive nuclear
fallout? Let us know your thoughts in the comments. Also, be sure to watch our other video called
– How Long Do You Remain Conscious if your Head is Chopped Off. Thanks for watching, and as always, don’t
forget to like, share and subscribe. See you next time!



  1. The Infographics Show says:

    You need to be safe in the first 2 days and then next 2 weeks… Then the fallout looses toxicity rapidly….That's what is stuck in my mind…

    What about you?

  2. Skiler Ketchum says:

    anyone who got a nuclear explosion while watching this

  3. zero 2.0 says:

    You really sneaked a plug in the video

  4. Mauricio Ramos says:

    The thumb technique has been proven false, plus you might not be able to use the technique since the explosion may temporarily blind you

  5. ZigZagger 107 says:

    It's ok I'll be in Vault 111. Only a few people can understand this-

  6. Jinalyn Dorado says:

    "I know not with what weapons world war 3 will be fought, but world war 4 will be fought with sticks and stones"
    – Albert Einstein

  7. Třída D says:

    Sorry, I don't want to survive this :')

  8. Dave Sanderson says:

    Keep up to date with events with a radio during a fallout? Yeeeeah cause there will still be ppl dedicated to their old talk radio job. Lol

  9. Sanjay G says:

    Nuclear radiation causes cancer even if u r far from the place

  10. Dio Brando says:

    Infographics thumbnails have been the result of much radiation

  11. Miles Beining says:

    This guy sounds way to cheerful

  12. dragoneer59 says:

    3:28 it says, "Fallout does, however, decay at night". What is this abject nonsense? I can assure you, the half lives of the radioisotopes in fallout do not change based on the time of the day! What on Earth are you talking about, that exposure to fallout at night is safer than during the day? Next, will you tell us that boiling radioactive water decontaminates it?!

  13. Shitposter says:

    They S L I D Into that dash lane advertisement!

  14. cooolloooll says:

    Just dig straight down to bedrock and you’ll be fine! Oh or just go straight up over the bomb

  15. Archneme5is says:

    How about death claws

  16. Dr. killpatient says:

    Thanks, I'll go down with my Brothers.

  17. NOAH DJ 321 says:

    I dreamed of a nuke coming at my trailer park but I'm at my house I hope it doesn't come true

  18. Burningsteel says:

    Rad-X and Rad Away and grab a Power Armor XD

  19. Kale Chips says:

    Or…instead of waiting 48 hrs, you could get hasmat suits in advance…

  20. Aesthetic Rush says:

    What about a emp blast

  21. Diverge says:

    We might need this in Saudi Arabia

  22. Dwafakiin says:

    I'm pretty sure the whole thing with your thumb was just a hoax to make citizens feel safer about nuclear war…

  23. Cierra Townsend says:

    Nice segway into that ad. 😂

  24. Jada Farrell says:

    3:17 Yes! Ireland is safe!

  25. David Anber Criminal Lawyer says:

    Why does fallout not have as much effect at night?

  26. TheMaster02 says:

    Just go to japan they are used to this

  27. The Bart Simpsonxz says:

    Everyone back into the vault

  28. A Whiteboy says:

    Go live in Chernobyl to build up your radiation tolerance level before the nuke explodes. That way you're immune to any and all radiation

  29. Brandon Martin-Moore says:

    At 1:40 the "pop out to the shops" makes it insanely obvious this script was written by a Brit.

  30. Ádám Hámori says:

    "wether or not we could survive a nuclear war is still wide open": and i ope that it's gonna remain open forever

  31. SNOOPY BROWNN says:

    but what if u live behindd a Walmart and use old newspaper to wipe ur as s

  32. SNOOPY BROWNN says:

    duck and covah

  33. thellsec says:

    who else is watching this during a nuclear explosion, just me?

  34. Sunbeam says:

    0:50 look at hiroshima its a plane its a bird

    0:51 pablo why arent we alive

  35. Guilt Trip says:

    3:57 His nose makes me uncomfortable

  36. Shadow Master says:

    No cellphone service after a nuclear blast, you can forget about using one.

  37. j M. says:

    If you can step back in time 150years, you can survive.

  38. Flipper Flop Dop says:

    *also don't use conditioner! It will bind the radiation particles to your hair

  39. Esther Veloz says:

    No You Are All Wrong Hide In A Box!!

  40. k b says:


  41. Sean Breheny says:

    Dear Lord, at least check with some experts before you make a video giving advice like this. Fallout decays at night? It doesn't care whether it is day or night – it decays constantly. The general rule of thumb for the shelter is that you will need to remain inside for 2 weeks, not 48 hours. 548,000 degrees F?! I have no idea where that number came from. The temperature INSIDE the bomb as it is going off is way higher (>10 million degrees F) but even the fireball itself once it expands beyond a few hundred feet is around 20,000 degrees F. Fallout can be dangerous way more than 20 miles away since wind patterns may concentrate it in one direction.

  42. ethan says:

    or if the government actually protected us

  43. Sarah Eliza says:

    Guys we need to support the infographic show so we know how to survive any situation! 😂

  44. Hadoken101 /: says:

    Surviving a nuclear bomb isn’t even worth it just look out the window and close your eyes and you will open them to heaven

  45. FirePrincess Hino says:

    I think I know survival, but living in a cave is worth surviving from the nuclear and if the bombing is done. Then hunting for some food, making tools to make weapons, clothing and etc. Plus living in the stone age is more like it and I would do the same for my ancestors that were cave people.

  46. The Tall Man says:

    Wow. This is the single most uninformed presentation I have ever seen. Did the person who made this misinformation stockpile do any research?

  47. a rolbolx noob says:

    Time 2 end politics if this happens


    the world is in chaos, air raid sirens are blaring, the ground is charred,
    pip boy: happy jazz music

  49. Angie Mereles says:

    siri remind me to become rich and socially elite✅

  50. Annie CherryTV says:

    What if you ran rlly fast?

  51. Sakupen Hell666 says:

    Just hide in a fridge.

  52. Noble Six says:

    Will my basement be safe

  53. very good username says:

    Almost heaven..

  54. SouthParkIsGreayt says:

    not going to lie atleast if you were right where the nuclear explosion was then you wouldnt suffer you'd be killed instantly and you'll be in heaven

  55. ツPawky says:

    Funny how you people worry so much about being attacked when you are the biggest nuclear threat to everyone

  56. BlahNumber 72343 says:

    You will emerge

  57. Linh Nguyen says:

    How To Survive:

    Being Donald Trump

  58. Abalone Kid says:

    Есть ли способ быть в безопасности? Есть Божий путь.
    Верь верой

    Исаия глава 7: стих 14;
    Поэтому сам Господь даст вам знак; Теперь девственница зачнет и родит сына и назовет его именем Эммануил.
    (Иврит означает: Бог מָּנוּאֵל, «Бог с нами», в человеческой плоти, как человек, но без греха)

    Иоанна 3:
    16 Ибо Бог возлюбил мир, что отдал Сына Своего Единородного, чтобы всякий верующий в Него не погиб, но имел жизнь вечную.
    17 Бог не послал Своего Сына в мир, чтобы осудить мир; но мир через Него может быть спасен.

    «Все согрешили и лишены славы Божией». Римлянам глава 3: стих 23

    «Возмездие за грех – смерть, а дар Божий – жизнь вечная во Христе Иисусе, Господе нашем». Римлянам глава 6: стих 23

    «Я есмь путь, истина и жизнь; никто не приходит к Отцу, как только через Меня. Иоанна 14: 6

    «Христос умер за наши грехи согласно Священным Писаниям, и он был похоронен, и на третий день он воскрес в соответствии с Священными Писаниями» 1 Кор. 15: 3-4

    «В котором у нас есть искупление через Его кровь, прощение грехов, согласно богатству его благодати»; Ефесянам. 1: 7

    Римлянам 10:
    9 что если вы исповедуете устами Господа Иисуса и верите в свое сердце, что Бог воскресил Его из мертвых, вы будете спасены.
    10 Ибо ты веришь в праведность всем сердцем своим и устами твоими исповедуешь спасение.
    13 Ибо всякий, кто призовет имя Господа, будет спасен.

    «Поэтому, поскольку мы были оправданы верой, мы имеем мир с Богом через нашего Господа Иисуса Христа». Римлянам 5: 1

    Спасение, прощение грехов доступно каждому, кто верит в Иисуса Христа как своего Господа и Спасителя.

  59. User Account says:

    Where are we meant to find running water and running water that isnt irradiated dude? Facepalm!

  60. Eterna Pesadilla says:

    I love how we are taking in very important advice from idiots. XD that is just great.

  61. Jeremy MacDonald says:

    Ironically this on an American owned medium

  62. Hhfgdhshs says:

    This channel is the cause of all my anxiety

  63. Brent Isaac says:

    Southern japan hits US bomb

  64. Ritesh Gorkhali says:

    May this knowledge never falter, may this wisdom never be lost, and may we never need this video again.

  65. jayJava GGdev says:

    if you survive this, you better have your what makes you S.P.E.C.I.A.L. clips!

  66. rednoselego says:

    Why do we keep making more destructive weapons
    Why can’t we work together and not have to out do each other with our greed for power

  67. Savannah Penn says:

    You need food…

  68. Maggie K says:

    My question is what if you live in the suburbs?

  69. Daniele Iannarelli says:

    There is also a first ‘t’ in “detonation”.

  70. Brendan Quinn says:

    Am I the only one who would rather die instantly in a nuclear attack? It seems survivors suffer the worst.

  71. Fruit Cat says:

    Pray you die first.

  72. Ginger doesn't want to give a last name. says:

    That Dashlane ending was tacky.

  73. Gary Watson says:

    The stats in this video are very far from accurate (fallout 25 miles?? try 500+ miles!) Google NukeMap if you want scientific predictions of the "danger area" from various types of nuclear weapons.

  74. Yo Boi says:

    How to survive a nuclear explosion

    Get to bunker or get far away from nuke dont forget to bring your haz mat suit in case of radiation :p


    Kid who plays 60 seconds

    The Expert

  76. Torben Rudgaard says:

    "it will only be the president and the political elite who will survive in safe bunkers underground"…. ehm… are they not the very people who CAUSE the war?? Shouldn't they be the first to go?

  77. Fire Woman says:

    Or watch Threads.,

  78. zαnαчα θεά της φύσης says:

    dont we die because of lack of oxygen underground?

  79. Giovanna Castro says:

    And this is all we have to learn because humans are pure evil and focused their intelligence to create these deadly weapons.

  80. rajveer munde says:

    this guy: still have to worry about keeping the password secure
    me : f you

  81. Malachi Guyton says:

    Just end the wm2 game

  82. Mathews Joy says:


    The infographic show: pls check out the next video ' how long will you remain consiouse if your head is chopped off'!

  83. Chris Page says:

    No one: Nuclear bomb detonates

    Me: Has the audacity to watch a television series.

  84. Ze7ro2 YT says:

    Please no more global warming no more fire bombs or nukes


    Your thumb trick is not really a thing it doesn’t work like that and radiation can also give you cancers and some nukes can create a EMP


    Also radiation doesn’t go to just do it’s thing during day it does it all the time

  87. Big Booty squilliam says:

    Him: You should stay in a bunker, but in reality it will only be the presiden-

    Me: Aight imma head out

  88. Chris S. says:

    2:02 "A Cellphone with a solar charger is brilliant"
    You know that in a bunker there is no sun, so a solar charger is pretty useless

  89. Douglas LaRowe says:

    The thumb trick had been disproved, check out nerdists video on fallout

  90. taj buchanan says:

    Disappointed in the transition to the to sponsorship ..

  91. jatpack3 says:

    A cell phone with solar charger? Hope everyone has verizon…can you hear me now? No, because everyone is either dead or dying and the cellular infrastructure is destroyed and the EMP from the detonation of fusion bomb has rendered all unshielded electronic devices useless. As for hunkering down in your shelter with 14 days worth of food, you will need years worth. Agriculture will be ruined. Livestock didn't get a comfy bunker and crops are now contaminated along with the surface soils they grew in. Water is also contaminated as the fallout rains out .
    You die in the nuclear winter without hope. Have a nice day 🙂

  92. Speedy O says:

    i live rural am i safe

  93. Anthony Ralph says:

    Starting to like the new direction, with all the doomsday instructions and whatnot.

  94. Frank P. says:

    Duck and cover. You'll be fine.

  95. Allsek says:

    Imagine you survive a nuclear blast with a refrigerator but land on the door side and you can’t get out

  96. Sean L says:

    "…are getting nastier?"

  97. Tyler Eaton says:

    People who would get in a car don't know how Nukes work

  98. Mick Peacher says:

    What a load of garbage!!! Does anyone seriously think that a nuclear war could be survivable? Why would you even want to?

  99. Jarod Massey says:

    Like… How Much Money? (For The Super Rich To Go Into An Underground Bunker) <—> Not How Much The Safe Zone Costs… But What’s The Person’s Required Wealth? ($X Million, What’s The Minimum Value Of X?)

  100. furydeath says:

    don't go outside but make sure you have a solar power phone

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