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And in other news....

OK, here's one for the weird luck department from BBC News:

Man survived both atomic bombings

Japan has certified a man aged 93 as the only known survivor of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, both hit by atomic bombs towards the end of World War II.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip on 6 August 1945 when a US plane dropped the first atomic bomb.

He suffered serious burns and spent a night there before returning to his home city of Nagasaki just before it was bombed on 9 August.

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asimovberlioz
Mar. 26th, 2009 03:37 am (UTC)
Was his nickname "Groo"?
shockwave77598
Mar. 26th, 2009 03:53 am (UTC)
The most unlucky guy on Earth.
kayshapero
Mar. 26th, 2009 07:11 am (UTC)
Not necessarily - I'm told there were nine people originally caught in both places who survived; he's just the only one still left nowadays.
shockwave77598
Mar. 26th, 2009 02:13 pm (UTC)
Wow! And here I was thinking that that would be a difficult achievement.
(Anonymous)
Mar. 26th, 2009 04:02 pm (UTC)
Talk about three dice of Luck and three dice of Unluck...
kayshapero
Mar. 27th, 2009 03:41 am (UTC)
Grin...
ghostwolf
Mar. 26th, 2009 08:36 pm (UTC)
Amazing, on all fronts.

One might wonder how he'd do in a national lottery...
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