... this is the hapless two story average American home mentioned here. It is a series of motion picture frames from "Operation: Upshot Knothole" that we have seen over and over. Only recently have I spotted what appears to be an American Standard toilet being ejected out the back of the dwelling (?)
In the second frame and the enlargement it certainly seems shaped like a toilet.(enlarge each image by: right click/open in new tab) The test house had furniture, mannequins a kitchen. I suppose it would make sense to have a bathroom. Or at least a basic W/C so the doomed store-dummy family would have a place to re-leave themselves as the seconds ticked down to zero.
The initial position and trajectory seem a bit high, unless it was in the attic. However the house is simultaneously collapsing, being pushed backwards and the roof is peeling back. If the toilet was connected to a sturdy waste stack then it is possible that it is simply 'holding it's own' while the house is being blown apart around it.
Given the mystery of "the stray shoe" (see link above) it is also possible that the Corporal in charge of installing the toilet simply stashed it in the attic: not knowing that 61 years later his slovenly actions would be discovered!
... "Operation: Doorstep" a part of "Upshot Knothole" was the construction of several typical American suburban homes at the Nevada test site in order to study blast effects and the effectiveness of various types of shelters. Seen here is a lean to construction in the basement. If everything was pre-cut, you had the right tools and had drunk a couple of cups of black coffee; you could wham it together in, say, 30 minutes?
... the deal is that it worked! At 3,500 feet from ground-zero of shot "Annie" a 16 kiloton (Hiroshima size A-bomb) the mannequins inside did just fine. However the house did collapse partially into the basement so getting out to find flee or find shelter from the coming fallout would be difficult.
... the shoe? Ironic historical humor? We'll have to check with the Army Corps of Engineers.
... at about 30 sec. you get to see (for the zillionth time) the kaflooey of the two story house. In still frames; I am sure that a we see an 'American Standard' toilet shoot out the the rear of the second story [more on that later].
... the house is at 3,500 feet from ground zero- which is around the same distance as Indiana Jones finds himself at minus 10 seconds ...
... there is some confusion about the terminology. One millionth of a second is a 'Micro-second'. ( I think milliseconds [one thousandth sec]sounds cooler and gets used more often. These images are produced by a "Rapatronic Camera" developed by EG&G.
"... At this point in the explosion, a true hydrodynamic shock front has just
formed. Prior to this moment the growth of the fireball was due to
radiative transport, i.e. thermal x-rays outran the expanding bomb
debris. Now however the fireball expansion is caused by the shock front
driven by hydrodynamic pressure (as in a conventional explosion, only
far more intense). The glowing surface of the fireball is due to shock
compression heating of the air. This means that the fireball is now
growing far more slowly than before. The bomb (and shot cab) vapors were
initially accelerated to very high velocities (several tens of
kilometers/sec) and clumps of this material are now splashing against
the back of the shock front in an irregular pattern (due to initial
variations in mass distribution around the bomb core), creating the
curious mottled appearance." via
... in microsecond time- I second would last 11 days. 13 hrs!
... one of the many striking features about the B-58 "Hustler" supersonic bomber built by Convair
was it's external method of carrying weapons. Instead of the
conventional approach of housing bombs inside of it's fuselage, the
"Hustler" carried them in an external streamlined 'pod'. This is the two
stage pod which carried fuel in the lower section and large yield
H-bomb in the upper section. The pod sections could be dropped
separately or at the same time. image via: upship
... early designs for the "weapons pod" conceived of an all in one design [images on left]. The fuel tended to leak into the bomb area resulting in a soggy H-bomb. Another concept foresaw converting the pod into a 'stand-off' weapon [images on right]. A rocket motor and fuel would be fitted and the pod-rocket fired at the target from some distance. Too complicated! image via: upship