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About the 3 who died after they drank water


what is the scientific cause of their death? anybody knows?

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There are two things I can think of off the top of my head.

1. The water was irradiated so bad that it cooked their organs to the point of death.
2. They drowned because their stomachs were burnt out and thus it would've gone to their lungs.

I'm no expert by any means on either nuclear physics or anatomy and could be wrong.

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Oh I forgot about that one. This one often happens to E users who accidentally take E that is "too pure" (most of the stuff on the streets isn't pure and cut with other stuff) and end up drinking buckets of water.

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The narrator says that "The fierce craving to quench their thirst was the one overpowering instinct, that kept many alive after the blast. But when given water, their thrist quenched at last, many gave up the struggle and died on the spot."

So I guess it was a psychological thing.

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IT WAS PSYCHOLOGICAL. The reason they were even still live was pure adrynalyne and focus on finding water to both quench their thirst and cool them off after beign burned. it was pure instinct. After drinking the water, the instinct queited and they simply were not strong enough to live. Even had they not been given water they most likely would have died.

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It's just a movie, bro. I wouldn't get all worked up over it.
I mean, it's just something you watch. It's supposed to be entertaining, not to be taken seriously.
It's one thing to like something you see for mindless imagery, but ALL CAPS. It's kind of a bit much.

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1: Actuallythis movie was abotu real events, and the poitn was to convey what it was like in a real Tiem period, and I doutb it wss meant to be entertainign given how its presented.

2: The caps were simply accidental.

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Yeah, but it's just a movie. Real events or not, the story was altered to fit the screen.
Other than that, I wouldn't give it any thought.

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I always viewed movies as a means to convey something, like all other Art. Granted, a Mindless action flick doesn't require much thought but this one, based on memories from a survivor in Hiroshima, is saying something about that event and Humanity. But I will grant you that it's been modified and is not presenting information realistically in all instances.

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Whoa, bro. It's not all that. It's just a movie.
No need to get all intense.

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I'm not intense...

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Holy crap, bro...
It's only a movie.

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No "Bro" ... When Harry Met Sally ... is just a movie. This is more than "just a movie." And it is hard to believe that you can watch a film like this ... "just to be entertained." You do realize this portrays the darkest moment in the history of man right? You know ... where up to 250,000 will die.

In your mind was "Triumph of the Will" just a movie too?

Seriously ... just to be entertained???

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No, it wasn't 'altered to fit the screen'-- it's fact. Many survivors who were given water quickly died afterwards. Everything you saw: temporary psychosis caused by shock (the mother laughing at her dead family), survivors with melted skin wandering aimlessly, black rain that killed pretty much everyone who opened their mouths to drink it... this all happened and is verified by eyewitness accounts. And no, this isn't just a movie. You don't get to be apathetic about something as horrific as Hiroshima.

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In the documentary 'White Light/Black Rain', one of the Hiroshima survivors explained they didn't know, when the victims were that dehydrated, that they shouldn't have drank the water so fast because they died. And saying that 50 or so years AFTER the bomb, they had to have known by then it WAS the water itself, not the radiation in it.

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