They dropped the big one in this classic episode of "The Twilight Zone," which first aired on Nov. 20, 1959.
The lesson: Always have an extra pair of glasses.
The other lesson: If your spouse is a horrible gorgon who makes your life hell, nuclear war is not without its upside.
Yes, I mentioned this last year. And if the world doesn't end before then, I'll mention it next year, too.