Here are a few fun facts from John Oliver's segment on nuclear weapons during the latest episode of "Last Week Tonight:"
- Nuclear weapons are the most dangerous things on earth
- The United States has a lot of them
- Some are controlled by floppy disks ... literal, actual floppy disks
- You probably wouldn't trust the people in charge of them to watch your dog for a weekend
- We've kind of, sort of, accidentally, nearly dropped them on ourselves a few times
- No one seems to care about any of those facts
- And, once again, they are the most dangerous things on earth
All of that information leaves Oliver a little bit queasy, as well as confused as to why Americans no longer seem concerned about our nuclear program.
What do you think? Are Americans nuclear weapon hoarders and, if so, what should we do to break the cycle?
"Last Week Tonight" airs Sunday at 11 p.m. on HBO.
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