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Well, you can fuck right off. This, my friends, is not that place. This place is... The ShadowLands.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Good question

How bad are atomic bombs for you? asks Instapundit, before linking to a story about a chap who is still going strong after surviving the bombings of both Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

This is actually an important question, as no humans have been exposed to as much radiation as the survivors of these bombings.

Turns out, if you are lucky enough not to be vapourised in the first instance, humans are extremely resilient.

This study (okay, I'm sorry about the journal it comes from) has followed 120,000 atomic bomb survivors who received high doses of radiation - and found their life expectancy has been shortened, on average, by four months.


blogstrop said...

"My double radiation exposure is now an official government record,” Mr. Yamaguchi said, according to The Mainichi Daily News. “It can tell the younger generation the horrifying history of the atomic bombings even after I die.”
After all he's been through, what's going to kill him?
I know, I know. God says you're out of time whenever.

kae said...

I still don't think I want to give it a try and see how much it shortens my life.

WV: under