Purple Motion used the line in Second Reality, and I’d always wondered where he’d gotten it from. Then Wikipedia came along and I found out that it was a quote from Admiral William H. P. Blandy, but reading about it wasn’t as cool as actually finding the clip on YouTube a few moments ago. (I’ve embeded it below for your viewing pleasure.)
As an added bonus, the video gives us a view into what people were scared of at the time, kind of like the black hole hysteria surrounding the LHC today.
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