I do. How fortunate for us both that there are videos of it. A nuclear containment "flask" is subjected to all kinds of impact tests, and then submerged in a pool of burning jet fuel in this informative video.

It's tempting to say that, after watching the strenuous testing done to make sure that this nuclear containment flask doesn't leak, I feel safer, but I don't. I've always been a worrier, but I have to admit it never occurred to me to stay up nights wondering if nuclear material was stored in containers that might stand up to a set of train cars pulled by a rocket sled. So this video doesn't reassure me.


It makes me feel like I should have been a nuclear safety engineer. This is so much better than ninety percent of action movies out there. If we want more people to get into sciences, we need may need to veer away from the wonders of the outer universe and show them more videos of rocket-powered trucks smashing nuclear containers into concrete. A few more interesting camera angles and it would take off. There would be programs called "So You Think You Can Engineer," on every channel. Wouldn't that be a beautiful future?