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Luckies Or Unluckiest? Survivor Of Both The Hiroshima And Nagasaki Nuclear Attacks Of 1945 Dies In 2010

Did not know where to place this story called "The World's Luckiest (or Unluckiest) Man" - so I post it here:

"Where Aren't They Now? 13 Overlooked Deaths of 2010."

"Who? Tsutomu Yamaguchi, survivor of both the Hiroshima and Nagasaki nuclear attacks of 1945.

How? Stomach cancer.

The legacy: During World War II, Yamaguchi lived in Nagasaki, but he just happened to be in Hiroshima for business on Aug. 6, 1945. After surviving the attack with just a few burns on his upper body, Yamaguchi, along with two co-workers, hightailed it back home to the safety of ... Nagasaki.

Two days later he reported back to work, just in time for the second bomb to hit.


"You have got to be ******** me."

Not only did he survive both atomic explosions without serious injury, but his wife and son made it through unharmed as well. Needless to say, he spent the rest of his life loudly claiming to be a Highlander (or campaigning against nuclear weapons ... we forget which)."*

* Ioannidis, Lisa-Skye. "Where Aren't They Now? 13 Overlooked Deaths of 2010." Cracked.com. Dec 26, 2010. Read more: http://www.cracked.com/article_18929_where-arent-they-now-13-overlooked-deaths-2010.html#ixzz19NsJ3WrU

2Buddies 2Buddies 46-50, M 1 Response Dec 28, 2010

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That was one tough dude - should have called him NuclearMan! Wonder if any of his relatives lived near that Fukushima nuclear power plant the released radiation after the earthquake recently?