An estate agent is preparing us all for the threat of a nuclear war by providing a handy guide to where we should purchase a new house. But it has blown up Twitter in the process.
The press release from eMoov even has a detailed map of areas outside of the nuclear impact zone which will ensure that your new property will survive:
— David Byers (@davidbyers26) August 10, 2017
Threat of nuclear war?
A backyard nuclear bunker can be a cool edition to a property, but can also be a pain to construct so rather than hide away, homeowners can look to radiation free pockets of the nation to save themselves the trouble.
The agent used a web tool called Nukemap to calculate the effects of 100-megaton strikes on Britain’s 20 largest cities. It described how swathes of the country would become “uninhabitable” due to a 40-mile thermal radiation radius from each warhead. The press release certainly made Twitter blow up:
Nothing says "Why not take on a 30 year mortgage?" like the threat of imminent nuclear war.
— Betty Swalls (@Ebugoblog) August 10, 2017
Does that mean cheaper housing at epicenter? I'd rather be cost effective and be incinerated
— Le'mule (@hootiemcgootie) August 11, 2017
A disturbing amount of research seems to have gone into this
— Holly Black (@hollyblack_ltc) August 10, 2017
So where do I buy a house?
If you fear for the Earth’s impending doom Skegness, Weymouth and Margate appear to be quite safe. But as the estate agent was quick to remind people, the research was “just a bit of fun” – so maybe don’t think about moving just yet!
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