March 30, 2009
- Nagasaki Bomb
Tsutomu Yamaguchi, now 93 years of age, has been certified as the only person to survive both atomic bombs dropped on Japan in the Second World War.
On August 6, 1945 Yamaguchi was in Hiroshima on a business trip. The first atomic bomb was dropped that day. He survived with serious burns. He stayed overnight in the cityand the next day returned to his home in Nagasaki.
Several days later on August 9, 1945 the second atomic bomb was dropped after the Japanese failed to surrender. This bomb was dropped on Yamaguchi\’s home city of Nagasaki. Again he survived.
The government of Japan compensates and provides medical care to certified survivors. His benefits won\’t increase because of his double certification.
And you thought you were having a bad day!
September 26, 2008
A couple of news items meeting the criteria of this post’s title.
First a man in West Virginia was charged with “ass”ault, er I mean assault for farting at a police officer, and right inside the station no less. The offender allegedly pointed his weapon at the officer and let’er rip, then fanned the lethal gas at his target. Perhaps he should have actually been charged with attempted murder. Apparently “the gas was very odorous and created contact of an insulting or provoking nature”.
The man claimed “he couldn’t hold it no more”. Charges were later dropped. Apparently the evidence dissipated.
Next in Japan, that country’s diaper producers in an attempt to corner a growing market put on an adult diaper fashion show. They had models on the runway complete with bouncy music. The crowd included diaper manufacturers, nursing home workers and doctors. What about those who have to wear them? They weren’t represented. Guess by the time you need these you don’t care or know anymore. Life is described sometimes as from crib to grave. I think it’s more appropriate to say from diaper to diaper, only the size changes.
Credit: CNN Online <www.cnn.com>