Oklahoma City sonic boom tests

The Oklahoma City sonic boom tests, or the Oklahoma Public Reaction Study, was conducted from February 3 to July 31, 1964. ‘A total of 1,253 booms were included in the program.’ ‘However, a large percentage (40%) of the public polled during the Program believed that
the sonic boom causes structural damage,’ even though no such damage was found. Info from this pdf, Sonic Boom Research (1958-1968): ‘Several thousand chicken eggs were also used in this program to study sonic boom effects in regard to hatchability. The technical report issued by the Regional Environmental Health Laboratory at Kelly Air Force Base, Texas, concluded that sonic booms do not lower or adversely affect hatchability of chicken eggs incubated in forced-air or convective-air-type incubators.’

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