This is an animation showing all of the nuclear detonations that have occurred between 1945 and 1998:
That means it misses the one in North Korea in 2006... though there's some debate as to whather that was a successful test. I'm not sure whether India or Pakistan conducted any more tests after 1998. I don't think they did but I'm not entirely sure. Anybody out there know for sure?
It's impressive how many detonations there were... and especially the 500-or-so above-ground nuclear detonations there were before the above ground nuclear testing ban went into effect in 1963. There's a level of insanity there that bears some meditation.
If you have any (more peaceful) suggestions for the Animated Map Thursdays please let me know.