Friday, January 8, 2010

If It Wasn't For Bad Luck...

...some folks would have no luck at all...

Man who survived 2 atom bombs dies

Tokyo, Japan (CNN) -- The only man recognized as a survivor of both atom bombs dropped in Japan at the end of World War II has died.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi died Monday after a battle with stomach cancer. He was 93.

He had long been a certified "hibakusha," or radiation survivor, of the August 9, 1945, atomic bombing in Nagasaki. In March 2009, the Japanese government confirmed that he had also survived Hiroshima three days earlier.

Not one but two nuclear weapons and he lived to 93? How long would he have lived had he not been exposed to that radiation?

And yes, Mr. Yamaguchi's nickname was, in fact, "Lucky"...

That is all.

UPDATE: Doubletrouble points out that he was all over this story yesterday. Guess Northeast bloggers even think alike...

6 comments:

libertyman said...

Imagine how long he would have lived otherwise.

Brad_in_MA said...

Jay,

I would argue the opposite. Incredibly good luck, not bad luck. Surviving two atomic bombings. Talk about lightning striking twice . . . .

Jay G said...

That's funny, I had both those thoughts...

Wonder if the radiation had something to do with Mr. Yamaguchi's longevity?

And one could certainly make the case that he has extremely GOOD luck - considering that he's the only known person who survived not one but two atomic bomb blasts...

doubletrouble said...

Uhhh..

Sounds familiar.

Check my post YESTERDAY...

Jay G said...

Huh! That's pretty funny - we even used the same opening phrase!

Post duly updated.

Grayson said...

Just by chance, was Mr. Yamaguchi in any way related to a guy named Jack Bauer?