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The House In The Middle (Nuclear Attack Protection)

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Uploaded on Oct 28, 2007

The House in the Middle is a 1954 short (Edited from the original 12:09) documentary film produced by the Federal Civil Defense Administration and the National Clean Up-Paint Up-Fix Up Bureau, which attempted to show that a clean, freshly painted miniature house is more likely to survive a nuclear attack than its poorly maintained counterpart.
Note that you have to be on the outer fringes of an attack to even consider the paint job as worth while.

In 2001 the United States Library of Congress deemed the film "culturally significant" and selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry.

The film was actually produced by the National Paint, Varnish and Lacquer Association.
The likelihood that repainting a house would be effective in protecting it from the extreme heat and blast force of a nuclear explosion is questionable.

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