What if I told you that there was a fellow who survived two atomic bomb blasts? Not just one, but two!! Back when I was only two years old (1945) the United States dropped two atomic bombs on Japan that caused Japan's surrender. The theory behind this was that if the war drug out a lot longer, there would be a huge loss of lives so the dropping of these two bomb was thought that it may possibly save lots of lives. Somehow, I believe that their math was wrong. The first bomb that hit Hiroshima caused between 90,000 to 166,000 deaths.
Mr. Tsutomu Yamguchi was on a business trip to Hiroshima when, on August 6th, the U.S. dropped that first atomic bomb on that city. He was within three kilometers of the blast and it ruptured his ear drums, temporarily blinded him, and cause serious burns on part of his body. It was his bad luck to be on that trip at that time. Oh, did I tell you where he lived? In case you didn't guess, he lived in Nagasaki. Here is picture of Mr. Yamaguchi:
After this, he returned to his home in Nagasaki the next day. Then on August 9th, the U.S. dropped the second atomic bomb on Nagasaki, and he was a victim of the second bombing, too. What I thought was strange was at the time of the second bombing, he was describing the first bombing to a friend. This second time, he was again within three kilometers of the blast. This bombing didn't cause quite as many deaths, maybe up to about 80,000, which is a significant amount by any standards. Let's hope that weapons of this type will never be used again. Now, you all have a great day, you hear?