Have you ever wondered if beer or other canned beverages would be drinkable after a nuclear explosion? Apparently several US scientists were.
Back in the 1950s three explorers decided to conduct a nuclear experiment. They placed canned beer and bottled beer close to a Nevada test site and created a nuclear explosion just to see if the beer would be preserved enough after the blast. It turned out that the beer survived the experiment. The closest bottles were placed almost 1,050 feet away from the explosives, and while some bottles shattered, many bottles and cans survived. Further tests indicate that the beer was safe to drink even after the explosion.
However, not all beer tasted like it should have. Some of the liquid had lost its taste due to being too close to ground zero and was indeed radioactive, although the detected radioactivity was not in life-threatening proportions.