Meet the man that’s been atom-bombed twice.

I can’t decide if this guy’s the luckiest or the unluckiest living man on the planet:

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.

The survival of two bombings, plus the fact that he’s still alive sixty years later (and reasonably healthy) argues for “lucky:” but the fact that we’re talking about being caught in two nuclear blasts makes “lucky” almost a cruel word in this context. Your call, and may we never need to drop another nuke anyway.

1 Comment

  • Michael N. says:

    My vote is for “Drama Magnet” (similar to “Weirdness Magnet”), which can also manifest as maxing out both your
    “Luck” advantage and your “Unluck” disadvantage.

    I’m going to echo your last sentiment wholeheartedly, though.

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