Leave it to the Brits and the French to spend billions of dollars on nuclear submarines and then hire Lindsay Lohan to drive:

Nuclear submarines from Britain and France collided deep in the Atlantic Ocean this month, authorities said Monday in the first acknowledgment of a highly unusual accident that one expert called the gravest in nearly two decades.

Officials said the low-speed crash did not damage the vessels’ nuclear reactors or missiles or cause radiation to leak. But anti-nuclear groups said it was still a frightening reminder of the risks posed by submarines prowling the oceans powered by radioactive material and bristling with nuclear weapons.

That was close. It’s disconcerting to know that the Atlantic was almost contaminated with radiation just because two submarine crews were distracted by tea time and Jerry Lewis movies.

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