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Way to Die #692
"Gone Fission"
Name of the death is a pun on "gone fishing"
Gone Fission
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Date November 11, 2009
Location Yemen
Episode this death
was featured in
"Sudden Death"
Deaths
previous death
"Corset Killed Him"
next death
"Falling Down On The Job"

"Gone Fission", Way to Die #692, is the fifth death featured in "Sudden Death", which aired on December 22, 2010.

Plot

Somad and Siraki were two would-be terrorists who construct a plutonium nuclear bomb. Before working, Siraki catches Somad with his headphones and Somad ignores him (because the song he is listening to is a song by Brittney Spears, his favorite celebrity). Again Siraki tells Somad to take his headphones off and he finally does it. They finally get to work. Just as Somad was about to place the last tungsten brick, he burped after eating a burger, causing him to fumble the brick as it made brief contact with the core and it also exposed Somad and Siraki to a massive surge of radiation. The surge destroys their immune systems and both men are overcome with extreme nausea and become bedridden after 2-3 hours, eventually dying of bacterial pneumonia and asphyxiation as their lungs fill with fluid within 48 hours.

"Nuclear terrorism is no joke, but little did Somad and Siraki know that they were just one burp away from becoming weapons of gas destruction."

Interviewees

  • Dr. David Rainer - Radiologist

Trivia

  • Also called "WWM'D" on the Spike TV website.
  • In 1945, Scientist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a sphere of plutonium (known as the Demon core) while working on the Manhattan Project. This caused the plutonium to come to critical; Daghlian died of radiation poisoning, becoming the first person to die in a critical accident. A year later (in 1946), Louis Slotin, who's a chemist and physicist, died of radiation poisoning after being exposed to lethal amounts of ionizing radiation from the same core, what went critical after a screwdriver he was using to separate the halves of the spherical beryllium reflector slipped. A similar incident happened in Japan in 1999, where Hisashi Ouchi, Masato Shinohara, and Yutaka Yokokawa were pouring buckets chemicals into a breeder reactor without measuring the chemicals beforehand, when they were dosed with massive amounts of radiation. Ouchi was dosed with 17 Sv, more than three times the lethal limit of radiation, and suffered a drawn-out death that lasted over three months, ultimately resulting in most of his body's internal tissues sloughing off.

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