Mike bomb test
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The mushroom cloud from the first hydrogen bomb test, codenamed "Mike," rose to 40,000 feet-or the height of thirty-two Empire State Buildings. The thermonuclear device created the most destructive effects ever noted from a single explosive weapon. The test island of Elugelab completely disappeared.
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