Oh for goodness sakes. Guess what the secret code was to authorize the launching of the U.S. nuclear missiles at the height of the Cold War? How’s about 00000000. Yep, we were 8 zeroes away from being blown to kingdom come. Well, not me per say as I wasn’t even born yet but everyone else.The reasoning behind the code was the fear that if communication lines were knocked out during a war, soldiers wouldn’t have a clue how to activate the bombs . Officials insist that the codes for launching all nuclear weapons today are a little more complicated. Hmm, I should hope so, or all the codebreakers would be out of work.
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Hey Loons, want to hear something real scary? Try and guess what the access code was for the computer controls of the U.S. nukes between 1968 and 1976 was. Go on, just have a random guess. Well according to Bruce G. Blair, who was a Minuteman launch officer at the time, the access code to all the nuclear missiles was 00000000. Blahahaha, yep nice and easy so they wouldn’t forget.
Psst Clever. Russian spies would never have friggin believed it.
Feel like owning your own piece of cold war history? Well have I got a surprise for you, Ebay are auctioning off an underground nuclear bunker in Derbyshire. Oh yes, a slightly used 1959 Royal Observer Corps bunker which had been fully operational until 1991. Hello, it even comes with it’s own little plot of land in a beautiful farmland setting which is fully fenced. But wait, there’s more, it’s 15ft underground and can be reached by a metal hatch and shaft and includes a desk, chair, siren box, jerry cans and a sump grill and sump pump. Better be quick people, the auction ends on the 7th March. Interested? Click here ROC Nuclear Bunker – Master Post – Peak District.
UPDATE The bunker sold for £20,600 .