The second angel
blew his trumpet; and what looked like a great blazing mountain was
hurled into the sea. A third of the sea was turned to blood, a third
of the living creatures in it died, and a third of the ships on it
foundered." (Revelation 8:8,9 NEB).
extensive tests of the Atom Bomb were carried out by U.S. forces at Bikini
Atoll, in the Pacific. On July 1 a bomb was exploded at a height of 1,000
to 1,500 feet above the assembled test fleet of 75 warships, and on July
25 a bomb was exploded under water. The photograph shows the huge
waterspout that followed, crowned with the characteristic cloud. The dark
patch on the right of the waterspout marks the position of the battleship
Arkansas, which was sunk by the blast.
Death by daring, 1986: the explosion of the
space shuttle Challenger killed
the world that space travel remains perilous.
saw another wild beast ascending out of the earth, and it had
horns like a lamb, but it began speaking as a dragon. And it exercises
all the authority of the first wild beast in its sight. And it makes the
earth and those who dwell in it worship the first wild beast, whose
death-stroke got healed. And it performs great signs, so that it should
even make fire come down out of heaven to the earth in the sight of mankind."