10 Unbelievable Secret Places Google Earth Doesn't Want You To See

9. Volkel Air Base, The Netherlands

An air camp wonderfully transformed into a pixelated work of art, how creative. This intentional glitch hides a dark secret that former Dutch Prime Minister Ruud Lubbers implicitly confirmed last summer: there are 22 US nuclear bombs stored in the bunkers of this airbase: B61 thermonuclear bombs (the primary weapon in America's post-Cold War 'Enduring Stockpile'), and a worrying device four times as powerful as the bombs used on Hiroshima and Nagasaki in 1945. Wikileaks published a diplomatic cable that confirmed the presence of nuclear warheads at this base in 2010, but it had never been officially confirmed until the former prime minister let the military secret slip. He told a National Geographic programme: "I would never have thought those silly things would still be there in 2013. I think they are an absolutely pointless part of a tradition in military thinking." Woops. In the eternal words of Bob Ross: 'Ever make mistakes in life? Let's make them pixels. Yeah, they're pixels now.'
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