People are confused why “Jeff” is on a list of nuclear superpowers

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Since the creation of nuclear weapons, we have lived in a world where total war could destroy humanity many times over. Studies have found that only About 100 warheads could plunge the world into a nuclear winter, which could claim up to a billion lives. In 2023, we will have approximately 12,500 nuclear warheads.

Of course, keeping track of them is quite important. You don’t want to end up like the United States. lose six nuclear weapons (that we know of).

Nine countries currently possess nuclear weapons: Russia, the United States, China, the United Kingdom, France, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea and India. The 10th largest possessor of nuclear weapons, according to an old CNN chart based on data from the Federation of American Scientists, is Jeff.

While this resurges Every once in a while, you don’t have to fear that a disgruntled guy named Jeff will instigate nuclear Armageddon.

Jeff is not a person, but an acronym for Fission and fusion evaluated together Project, an international collaboration to create a nuclear data library. A data error likely put JEFF on the chart, making him, very briefly and only in a bar chart, the 10th largest possessor of nuclear weapons in the world.

Sorry everyone, Jeff (whether Goldblum, Bezos or Daniels) does not possess his own nuclear weapons. But let it be some comfort to know that Pepsi may have briefly owned a soviet warship fleet.

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