Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Japan is the only country to have been attacked by atom bombs. The U.S. dropped one on Hiroshima, and one on Nagasaki.

And Tsutomu Yamaguchi, 93, is the only human known to have survived both atomic attacks.
Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on August 6, 1945, when a U.S. B-29 dropped an atomic bomb on the city. He suffered serious burns to his upper body and spent the night in the city. Traumatised, he then sought the refuge of his hometown - Nagasaki. With devastating timing, he arrived just in time for the second attack, city officials said.
Not only did he survive,
he's still freaking alive.

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