Saturday, December 27, 2014

The Luckiest(?) Man Ever

In the course of my random reading, I recently came upon the story of one Tsutomu Yamaguchi, a Japanese citizen who found himself visiting the city of Hiroshima on the morning of August 6th, 1945, just in time to admire the spectacle of the world's first atomic detonation up-close and personal.

Mr. Yamaguchi was one of the fortunate ones who survived that particular holocaust so, on the morning of August 9, 1945, he returned to his home town of Nagasaki, only to have a second atomic bomb dropped on him, which he also survived.

In fact, he lived on for many years after the war, finally passing away on January 4, 2010, at the age of 93.

The Halmanator salutes Tsutomu Yamaguchi, simultaneously the unluckiest and the luckiest man ever to have lived.

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