I believe it was the sound of a musket ball, propelled in a generally
Easterly direction so as to arrive at the center of mass of a British
Mark Durenberger, CPBE
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Subject: Re: [ARSCLIST] Loudest sound
Speaking of which, what was "the shot heard 'round the world"?
In a message dated 3/16/2015 9:06:22 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
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On 3/16/2015 6:26 PM, Dave Radlauer wrote:
> Has anyone mentioned Krakatoa?
> It is reported to have been heard thousands of miles away.
> *"The third explosion has been reported as the loudest sound heard in
> historic times."*
> *"The force of the eruption created the loudest noise ever recorded: it
> heard 4,653km away on Rodriguez Island in the Indian Ocean and some
> away in Alice Springs; shock waves travelled around the world seven
> and the force of the blast was some 10,000 times greater than that of the
> hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima."*
> But I don't think it was *RECORDED* in 1883.
And the reporter at Independent News needs to check his/her history a
little bit -- it wasn't a hydrogen bomb that was dropped on Hiroshima.
The first hydrogen bomb was detonated seven years later, at Eniwetok
Atoll, and it was about 1,000 times the power of the Hiroshima bomb.
Okay, that's a real nitpick. But, at the same time, it isn't -- *facts