Flavor Bombs


"Immediate taste tests indicated that the beverages, both beer and soft drinks, were still of commercial quality, although there was evidence of a slight flavor change in some of the products exposed at 1,270 feet from Ground Zero." — In 1956, the Atomic Energy Commission exploded 50 kilotons of A-bomb near some six packs and found that the post-explosion beer was palatable, reports Robert Krulwich. Those brews were just made to be served with some atomic cheeseburgers. [Krulwich Wonders/NPR]