Here’s a crazy story unrelated to anything. I can’t confirm or deny it but have no reason to believe that it’s not true.
I started talking to a guy at work about sending my girls to college. I joked (kind of) and said that they can go anywhere as long it’s Cal Poly or MIT or Johns Hopkins. He perked up and said “Oh! I went to Cal Poly and so did my dad.”
He went on:
“Here’s a story about my dad. I always knew that he worked at Los Alamos on the atomic bomb project. He knew lots of the famous guys there and said it was a great time. Science was everything. Here’s something crazy. I knew he had secrets. He worked on high-level kind of stuff his whole life. But when he died – and he made me swear never to say anything about this until it was okay to do so – he told me that he made the detonators for the first bomb dropped in Japan. ”
Wow. The people you meet.