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Thermonuclear Roulette

"This Way To The Egress"
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Build a tourist attraction, out in the desert somewhere, that features a small nuclear device adorned with a clearly marked "Activate" button.

Advertise exactly where and what the building is. At the site are plenty of signs reiterating this in several langauges, and free parking. Camping facilities and vending machines dot the area. HD webcams provide a full coverage satellite feed.

Set up a website to take bets on "When". Charge various governments to test their low-yield bombs. Sell advertising space at the complex.

Occasionally resite and replace the building. § x1

FlyingToaster, Oct 31 2011


       This reminds me of the Human Bomb class at Terrorist School where the instructor says, "...now pay attention, I'm only going to show you this once..."   

       Perhaps upon pressing the button, the bomb has a 10 second delay where a tasty dinner mint rolls out of a little chute and an electronic voice says, "...We hope you have enjoyed your stay..."   

       I like it. [+]
Grogster, Oct 31 2011

       Theft might be an issue.
Aristotle, Oct 31 2011

       I'd give it a good long spiralling hallway down into the spot for the button... about twelve miles should do it. Maybe 25 kilometers would be better.   

       Put tape recorders along the walls, and an intercom that says things like "Fifteen minutes and counting... What the heck were you thinking?"
ye_river_xiv, Nov 01 2011

       We're playing this game right now with our cities.
ldischler, Nov 01 2011

       ... and the rest of the Universe is watching, enthralled.   

       Your species gets very high ratings, you know.
8th of 7, Nov 02 2011

       Even with the soap opera satellite broadcasts?
RayfordSteele, Nov 02 2011

       Yeah, for some reason 'CSI: Miami' is really popular in the Gamma Quadrant. It kind of balances out the soaps.
Alterother, Nov 02 2011

       // Amongst my effects is a box; upon opening the box I am presented with a button that reads "Push me". //   

       A guarantee of disappointment, then, as what the box should contain would be a dead cat.   

       // soap opera satellite broadcasts? //   

       Oh yes. It takes all sorts .. there's no accounting for taste (or the lack of it).   

       // 'CSI: Miami' is really popular in the Gamma Quadrant //   

       To be precise, Emily Procter is really popular in the Gamma Quadrant, and just about everywhere else too. But then, that's not surprising.
8th of 7, Nov 04 2011

       //Amongst my effects//   

       Sounds like your survivors will be pushing the button.
ldischler, Nov 04 2011


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