TIL a Belgian businessman was instrumental to the Manhattan Project’s success. Realizing uranium’s importance, he shipped 1,200 tons of it to Staten Island. When Lieutenant Colonel Nichols contacted him, he simply responded: “You can have the ore now. It is in New York. I was waiting for your visit”

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  1. Damnit, the quiet Belgians, behind a lot of the worst shit in the 20th century! Congo, WWI, and the Manhattan Project…. Great job Belgium! You’re lucky I like Tintin so much

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