Anonymous asked in Entertainment & MusicMovies · 1 decade ago

In that movie The Day After, how much longer do you think John Lithgow and the others lived?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Was Lithgow in that? I'd forgotten. And I take it he lived through the atomic attack?

    Actually - turns out - people have a lot of different tolerances to nuclear fallout. People who were there when Hiroshima was attacked could die the next day - or they can still be alive today. But generally, if these people were picking up a continuing dose of radiation, they'd be dead in a couple weeks. After you pick up 500 rads, they don't bother to treat you anymore.

    And yet, people have lived through that too.

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