If you really want to show off your swag, why not stand right underneath an exploding nuclear bomb? Amazing recently-declassified footage shows five Army officers standing at a Nevada test site during the Plumbbob test series. As they wait, a pair of F-29s tear through the sky overhead. One launches an AIR-2 Genie rocket with a 1.5 kiloton warhead attached, and it explodes in the sky directly above their head. Amazingly enough, all five men were there as volunteers – except for the poor cameraman. He was under orders. Even more amazingly, the cameraman outlived the rest of them.
Image credit: USAF/National Archives