Thursday, March 26, 2009

Nuke 'em 'til they grow! (old)

Hit me with your best shot. Twice.
The Mainichi Daily News - "The Nagasaki Municipal Government acknowledged on Monday that Tsutomu Yamaguchi, 93, from Nagasaki, Nagasaki Prefecture, was not only exposed to the atomic bomb in Nagasaki but also in Hiroshima, and updated his A-bomb survivor's ID. So far, only his experience in Nagasaki had been recognized.

'As far as we know, it is the first time that a dual exposure to atomic bombings has been entered into an A-bomb survivor's ID,' said officials of the prefectural and municipal governments of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare has not confirmed the existence of a dual hibakusha."
A "hibakusha" is a survivor of an atomic bomb blast. I guess when you're atom bombed twice, the rest of what life has to throw at you is easy. Hat Tip Glenn Reynolds.

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Roci said...

I wonder how far away you have to be from ground zero to be considered a survivor. Technically, everyone on the planet who was still alive the next day was a survivor.

Also, you have to remember that those were cheap, underpowered a bombs. Nothing like what we have today. No way he is walking away the third time.

The Pharisee said...

I'm not in favor of testing the assumption that a third time, in his case, is a charm.