Thursday, January 7, 2010

The unluckiest guy in the world

In 1945, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was one of the five unluckiest people to ever live. He was a salesman in Imperial Japan, and took a business trip on August 5th. To Hiroshima. Where he was injured in the atomic attacks on that city. His injuries were moderate, so he decided to take time off work and go home to recover. Except, unfortunately for him, he lived in Nagasaki. Where he suffered atomic attack yet again on August 9th.
Mr. Yamaguchi was the only person having government records proving his presence in both cities, but as many as five people shared that unfortunate distinction with him.
Thankfully, the rest of his life seems to have been far more pleasant, up until January 6th of this year, when he passed away.
He will be missed.

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