Everything's Changed
Created on: November 2nd, 2007
Everything's Changed
These are some of the many victims of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster. Most of these pictures were taken about 20 years after the accident, which occurred on Saturday April 26th, 1986. These photos reveal the horrible long-term effects of this event.

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November 3rd, 2007
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Your point?
November 3rd, 2007
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weird
November 3rd, 2007
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No sh*t. The one with the bulgy legs was definitely the coolest, although the stretchy long limbs were pretty cool as well.
November 4th, 2007
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Cool? Dude, you're a sociopath.
November 3rd, 2007
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creepy
November 3rd, 2007
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Eh, it could have been even creepier if he did it right. The first half of the ytmnd should have had bright colorful images of children rushing into classrooms, busy intersections, flowers, all that nostalgic "good ol day" feel. THEN he should have injected all those depressing images. It's still fairly creepy though. I give it a B.
May 9th, 2008
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THAT'S IMPOSSIBLE!
November 3rd, 2007
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i suspect these images will haunt my nightmares. thanks.
November 3rd, 2007
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i dun care wut mah mama sez, em gunna hav eh babi
November 3rd, 2007
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Really sad and disturbing. Song fits so well. As much as I don't want to be insensitive about this, I have to point at that one of the kids looked a lot like a vampire.
November 3rd, 2007
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point out* not point at.
November 3rd, 2007
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yes, vampire kid is not pleased with the chernobyl legacy
November 3rd, 2007
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Throughout this whole thing, I am reminded of a few Aphex Twin videos. Sad.
November 3rd, 2007
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Awesome site. i saw a video in HS which was kinda like this, only a little more f*cked up. In the 50's, they used to run drills in the desert which went as follows: our government detonates a nuke in the middle of the sand, then 5000 us army troops march in to the fallout, as if practicing to march into the demolished city. Needless to say, in the video the veterans being interviewed had the same hideous effects 20 years later as these people. I really will never forget seeing things like that.
November 3rd, 2007
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wow, someone didn't think that through huh? I guess no one knew the dangers of radiation.
November 3rd, 2007
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sooo... this green glowing liquid in my basement is bad or something?
November 3rd, 2007
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GLOW IN THE DARK GAK! ^_^
November 3rd, 2007
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nah, it's fine, just keep swimming around in it
November 3rd, 2007
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I think the movie you're talking about is called "Atomic Cafe". And yeah, the sh*t they made those poor boys do makes me sad.
November 3rd, 2007
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thanks man. i couldnt remember what it was called. i looked up what your talking about and im pretty sure that was it.
November 3rd, 2007
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They really didn't know the dangers of radiation until later in fact this event is one of the biggest ones to change it. Youtube duck and cover it was a video from the 50s about what to do incase of a nuclear attack. They really don't think radiation does anything.
November 4th, 2007
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Atomic Cafe, right? Great movie. Scared the sh*t out of me. I still think about those pigs they "experimented on" sometimes. Sick bastards.
November 4th, 2007
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well, it wasn't that they didn't know in the case of "Duck and Cover" as much as they were trying to keep the American people from panicking by lying to them. Kind of like now, when they tell us we can keep ourselves safe from terrorist biological/chemical attacks by using duct tape on our doors and windows.
November 3rd, 2007
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I'm sensitive about the whole situation, but seriously this is not ytmnd material. ytmnd is a humour site.
November 3rd, 2007
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I feel sad, and sorry now don't make people feel bad on ytmnd :(
November 3rd, 2007
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Feel happy that you live in a free country.
November 3rd, 2007
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Not even Mike Wyzgowski music can make this funny.
November 3rd, 2007
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NEMWM?
November 3rd, 2007
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"NEMWM" I loled there.
November 3rd, 2007
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Are you trying to sell me a f*cking benetton sweater or something? 'Cuz that would make this funny.
November 3rd, 2007
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The moral of the story: If you're exposed to radiation, don't have children; Don't live where there has been massive radiation breaches. I guess it's too bad they didn't know.
November 3rd, 2007
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More people in the long term probably die from from coal fired power plants, just not as grotesque.
November 3rd, 2007
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Good. God...
November 3rd, 2007
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JOIN DUTY AND SAVE THE WORLD FROM THE EXPANDING ZONE!
November 3rd, 2007
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F*ck yea, that game owned
November 3rd, 2007
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This is the result of poor engineering and incompetent staff. The reactor didn't even have a CONTAINMENT VESSEL, for God's sake.
November 3rd, 2007
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<Insert funny/dumb comment here cuz i got nothin to say>
November 3rd, 2007
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Odd thing is, my chem class watched a video on this exact subject earlier today.
November 3rd, 2007
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wow.
November 3rd, 2007
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Blaming Chernobyl on Nuclear Power is like blaming Drunk Driving deaths on cars.
November 3rd, 2007
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How was I blaming Chernobyl? I am pretty sure the purpose of ytmnd to show what the nuclear disaster had done, not who's to blame. If you ask me, no one in particular is to blame. I am not going to say its the scientist and engineers, even though their lack of precautionary measures led to the explosion in the reactor, because they could not possibly be directly responsible for the havoc caused by the radiation. Its not like the scientists said: "oh hey, I feel like killing thousands of people today".
November 3rd, 2007
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Last I heard, they did say that.
November 3rd, 2007
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I wasn't commenting on the main purpose of the slide show.
November 3rd, 2007
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oh. Well I guess you can disregard that then.
November 3rd, 2007
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Blaming Chernobyl on Communism is like blaming drunk driving deaths on drunk driving.
November 3rd, 2007
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Dey sed the fire was an accident.
November 4th, 2007
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Blaming the deaths on nuclear waste is like blaming Chernobyl on cars is like blaming drunk driving on communism deaths.
November 3rd, 2007
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this is the creepiest ytmnd evar. insta fived for bleach music and another 5 for teh ytmnd
November 3rd, 2007
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THIS IS HILARIOUS
November 3rd, 2007
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Interesting. Good job though
November 3rd, 2007
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russians are stupid
November 3rd, 2007
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1'd for depressing slideshow...
November 3rd, 2007
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I have to be honest here...while that sh*t is disturbing, really this site is more desensitising than it is upsetting. I feel bad for those poor f*ckers, I do, but with the "ugly american" in me I just stopped being bothered by the end of the film. Thats not me, next subject. Nevertheless, 5'd for a WELL put together presentation of the seriously f*cked up sh*t that happens in the world.
November 3rd, 2007
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Your comment says more about you than this site.
November 3rd, 2007
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Jesus H. Christ
November 4th, 2007
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H. Christ, L. Christ, its all the same!
November 3rd, 2007
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and what's this 'slideshow' thing everyone's doin?
November 3rd, 2007
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what do you mean everyone? I certainly haven't seen such a comprehensive slideshow in a long while, and I could name them all in one hand.
November 3rd, 2007
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Jesus this is easily the most depressing ytmnd ever. It tears my heart up. People deserve better. Life is so beautiful. I love you.
November 3rd, 2007
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such a cold reception
November 3rd, 2007
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I dunno. Personally I come on YTMND to cheer myself up, or if I'm bored. Came on today and saw this thing. Wasn't too thrilled. I mean, don't get me wrong, it's a good site, but I'm not quite convinced it belongs on YTMND. Whether or not you're willing to accept it, it's a site that many generations visit, including children, who probably won't even understand wtf is going on here. But whatever, I'm not one to QQ in vast amounts. Either way, well done.
November 5th, 2007
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This cheered me up! Made me happy I don't look like them.
November 3rd, 2007
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Everything's perfectly alright now...we're fine...we're all fine here...now...thank you. How are you?
November 3rd, 2007
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"Who is this" "Uhhhhhhhh..... *blaster*.... Luke, we're going to have company!"
November 4th, 2007
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uhhh... negative negative, there is a reactor leak here, uhhh-- very large leak, very dangerous. Give us a few minutes to get it locked down.
November 3rd, 2007
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Nuclear energy isn't bad, but I gather that's not exactly your point here. Anyway, there's too many people in the world as it is.
November 3rd, 2007
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Malthusianism is discredited.
November 3rd, 2007
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We're gonna eat each other. And after that, giant Houston c*ckroaches. TEXAS RULES!!!
November 3rd, 2007
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Don't forget those twinkie factories.
November 3rd, 2007
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Was expecting NEDM.
November 3rd, 2007
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kept waitning for BANKAI and it never came
November 3rd, 2007
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dammit too many people watch Bleach here. You aren't supposed to know my dirty secret. Yes, its from the Bleach OST but don't tell anyone. >_>
November 3rd, 2007
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for the love of god this was the saddest ytmnd ever i mean sadness in it's true form
November 3rd, 2007
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Very sad, but at least a good majority of those kids will become super heroes.
November 3rd, 2007
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this is why we need to figure out nuclear fusion. SOO much safer than nuclear fission. no radioactivity, no waste. no adverse health affects. just hydrogen and helium.
November 3rd, 2007
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...so boring though. :-P
November 3rd, 2007
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... ok well just jump a couple hundred years ahead in technology then.
November 3rd, 2007
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I watched this right before I was supposed to go to sleep, now I can't. Oh realty you are so unlike Fallout...
November 3rd, 2007
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Get a Nuka-Cola
November 3rd, 2007
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NEDM.
November 3rd, 2007
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i feel sorry for them all :'( this site is like in rememberance for all the ppl that suffered, u shouldnt down vote it
November 3rd, 2007
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I love it when YTMND is used for this purpose. Artistic, realistic, and truly horrifying. Fived.
November 3rd, 2007
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LOL THAT'S F*CKING HILARIOUS MAN!
November 3rd, 2007
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somebody show this to Rudy Giuliani.
November 3rd, 2007
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that's what they get for listening to the liberal left
November 3rd, 2007
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I think near the end it got more disturbing personally. Tragic...
November 3rd, 2007
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everyone knows the cows got hit the worst. this site is biased
November 3rd, 2007
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This is how you make a politically charged site about radiation: http://cancercowbumpercars.ytmnd.com/
November 3rd, 2007
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dude everyone knows they got super powers now whats the problem
November 3rd, 2007
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Yeah, that kid with the one leg can jump like 20 feet in the air, if anything we should be jealous.
November 3rd, 2007
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REALITYMND
November 3rd, 2007
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funniest ytmnd ever. lighten up dude, throw stallone in there....why is this sh*t top viewed?
November 3rd, 2007
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Wrong source, the song is sung by Shiro Sagisu
November 3rd, 2007
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so, you're trying to tell me that NONE of them got super powers?
November 3rd, 2007
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Oh, wow...
November 3rd, 2007
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I kinda feel like playing STALKER, now.
November 3rd, 2007
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I know man the exact same reaction happened with me. I couldn't get depressed I was just like "man wasn't that area in STALKER?". I got the bad ending last time so I need to get through it with the good ending.
November 3rd, 2007
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France gets a lot of their power from nuclear energy. No problems there. The bottom line is that the Chernobyl design was flawed, and it's not a design that any non-Russian-built reactor shares.
November 3rd, 2007
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How devastating to see that it still effects so many people. You picked the perfect music to go with the photos.
November 3rd, 2007
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All argument over nuclear power aside, it's still an artistically solid YTMND.
November 3rd, 2007
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Good god man. That's is crazy I never knew there were so many people affected that badly. 5'd for informative Oh and anyone who can laugh at those kids needs to go find their humanity or jump off a bridge. Also S.T.A.L.K.E.R.
November 3rd, 2007
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- 1 for off topic arguments, - 1 for slideshow, - 1 for the Author spazzing on anyone saying anything.
November 3rd, 2007
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and you suck for capitalizing "author" for no apparent reason
November 3rd, 2007
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OMG IM SPAAAAAAAAZZING OUT!!!!! bLEAURGH!
November 3rd, 2007
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But seriously, just because I am a little argumentative doesn't mean I am spazzing out.
November 3rd, 2007
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where is the catchy music and a large fat cat that wants cheezeburgerz and chaps tick
November 3rd, 2007
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what a nasty f*cking situation that was
November 3rd, 2007
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Very moving
November 3rd, 2007
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thats terrible :(
November 3rd, 2007
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interesting
November 3rd, 2007
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bleach music!!!!
November 3rd, 2007
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ok, I have been thinking it over and I will five this due to bleach music, its sad that tragedies occur also
November 3rd, 2007
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what the f*cknig hell is this sh*t. Jesus f*cking christ holy mother f*cking hell
November 3rd, 2007
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http://todayspictures.slate.com/inmotion/essay_chernobyl/ Very touching/sad. I don't think most people realize how affected these people were.
November 3rd, 2007
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human suffering ytmnds always bring the funny
November 3rd, 2007
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Thought provoking, ugly and beautiful.
November 3rd, 2007
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holy crap :'(
November 3rd, 2007
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*sniffle* :(
November 3rd, 2007
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LOL CANCER
November 3rd, 2007
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November 3rd, 2007
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A sickening classic.
November 3rd, 2007
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What's changed? Still looks like sh*thole Russia to me.
November 3rd, 2007
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Nuclear energy is currently the most effecient, and moderately safe. However, every once in a while a Chernobyl will happen, statistically. Such is life. Why is this on ytmnd again?
November 3rd, 2007
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I am not attacking nuclear energy, even if I was, does that really justify giving me a one just because you disagree with my "argument"?
November 3rd, 2007
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Well actually, the 1 is for "why is this on ytmnd again." Since, you know, it provided no entertainment whatsoever....
November 3rd, 2007
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if that is your opinion, fine
November 3rd, 2007
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the internets is serious business! don't laugh!
November 3rd, 2007
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Fukken lol'd
November 3rd, 2007
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It's cute how everybody's an expert on energy sources and are defending nuclear energy like this is an attack on it or something. Lawl.
November 3rd, 2007
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oooooooooooooooooooooh, i just thought you were a twisted mf, but you're proving a point. but you only get 4 for no funny
November 3rd, 2007
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How am I attacking nuclear power again?
November 4th, 2007
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you're not, but it seems everybody is accusing you of, which is what I'm talking about, Willis.
November 3rd, 2007
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Oh i bet this is russia's shining moment of pride.
November 3rd, 2007
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Ukraine dumbass
November 3rd, 2007
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did u just find out about Chernobyl or something u noob
November 3rd, 2007
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no, I just wanted to make a site about it. Sue me?
November 3rd, 2007
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Poignant, stylish, and well-made site.
November 3rd, 2007
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SERIOUSTMND
November 3rd, 2007
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Holy crap man, the music's perfect. But it's so god damn depressing...
November 3rd, 2007
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dude that was a downer, but i wanted to see some hills have eyes style freaks
November 3rd, 2007
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Now all we need to do is round up these mutants and have them fight to the death, for my amusement.
November 3rd, 2007
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How much for a ticket?
November 3rd, 2007
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scary sh*t right there
November 3rd, 2007
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Artistic
November 3rd, 2007
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you have a talent. it is called propaganda.
November 3rd, 2007
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lol, that's one way to look at it.
November 3rd, 2007
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Heavy sh*t.
November 3rd, 2007
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heavy sh*t indeed
November 3rd, 2007
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Its a website for parodies,go make a slideshow on Flickr+horrible,freak accident,nuclear energy is safe but in a country with miniscule resources you cant produce enough safety precautions.
November 3rd, 2007
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This was a fantastic example of he creativity we don't see enough of on this site. sure, serioustmnd's are looked down upon. but kudos. This was phenomenal.
November 3rd, 2007
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This was a fantastic example of taking another work and changing the music.
November 3rd, 2007
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Explain then how I am supposed to fly to Chernobyl and take my own pictures? If you could arrange that and let me make a site about it that would be great. I couldn't edit anything to the existing ones because its defeats the whole purpose showing disturbing real-life imagery.
November 3rd, 2007
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explain why your YTMND should exist in this form when it already exists in another. Icewolf lauds the 'creativity' of the site when it has anything but. just more evidence that anyone looking for more 'serioustmnds' to bring more 'class' or 'culture' to this site really has no f*cking clue what they are talking about.
November 3rd, 2007
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Yeah, I wouldn't call it creative either. It is just well presented imo. And that is what I was going for. It doesn't have to exist in this form, but the Chernobyl Legacy project is more interactive, with voice over and text. The mood is a little bit different on that site. I prefer this audio anyway, and my site allows the pictures to speak for themselves now, since there is no longer a voice over. In addition, I added more pictures and they play out in different sequence than what was shown before.
November 3rd, 2007
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now whether that makes it worthy of ytmnd is up to personal opinion. I obviously think so.
November 3rd, 2007
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i cannot argue with some of those points, but when the 'personal opinion' of nearly every individual here is 'we prefer external content over anything original,' it speaks volumes of the mean intelligence of the YTMND userbase.
November 3rd, 2007
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Them's is uncultured he is saying. Philistines, all of you!
November 3rd, 2007
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I prefer original content too, but I wanted to try one of these for once. I figured it wouldn't be a big deal. I didn't expect something like this to get incredibly high ratings, I just wanted to show people these pictures. I think people take ytmnd too seriously sometimes. One well presented slideshow isn't a sin. But you make it seem as if I have committed a crime. If I had enough room on my description I would cite all my sources but I can't so, I should just delete the site then?
November 3rd, 2007
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Don't take everything too personally. From smoothmedia arose an army of copycats with no point of view, and we've seen the loss of potential take over as the main intention for ytmnders, and it'd be a shame to let it happen again.
November 3rd, 2007
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yeah. I won't take it personally.
November 3rd, 2007
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carrotpony.ytmnd.com
November 3rd, 2007
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Kina retarded. The Russians left the plant burning for 6 days before they brought in someone who explained why it might be dangerous.
November 3rd, 2007
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i vote 1, because it's not my problem.
November 3rd, 2007
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but ask yourself this....do you hate me more than you hate what happened to those people from chernobyl?
November 3rd, 2007
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no.
November 3rd, 2007
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What kind of f*cking retard makes a reactor with a high positive void coefficient? Soviets really suck at safety. An RBMK design like Chernobyl generates more energy as coolant leaks out. Virtually all western designs decrease in power output as thy lose coolant. Pebble-Bed Reactors cannot meltdown, even if all the supporting machinery fails, the reactor will just go to a high standby temperature; as the power it generates drops as the temperature increases, eventually dropping to zero around 800C.
November 3rd, 2007
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Congrats Mr. I know the designs of nuclear power plants
November 4th, 2007
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He probably spent hours doing research just so he could impress the few of us that actually read comments down this far.
November 5th, 2007
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That still doesn't make him wrong. Western designs and management are far superior to old Soviet systems. The chances of this happening in the West are very, very small.
November 3rd, 2007
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holy f*ck
November 3rd, 2007
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I n Soviet Ukraine, the Earth kills you.
November 3rd, 2007
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Whoa, didn't know people from chernobyl were affected this much. That's crazy.
November 3rd, 2007
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:'(
November 3rd, 2007
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From what I've read.. the animals coming back into the area are significantly different genetically and are stronger for the mutation. If I recall correctly, the mutations have lead to new species.
November 5th, 2007
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Needs more Omega Red
November 3rd, 2007
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Isn't the music from the Anime Bleach with voices added?
November 3rd, 2007
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This is the original song, that Bleach just borrowed from basically.
November 3rd, 2007
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http://chernobyl-much-better.ytmnd.com/
November 3rd, 2007
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LOL! :-D
November 3rd, 2007
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I like the part where you showed the very disfigured people then it goes to a chick with a bald head... WOW SHE'S GOT IT ROUGH! AMIRITE? AMIRITE?
November 3rd, 2007
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Comparatively, yes. In reality, she's not that well off. Chemotherapy is fun.
November 3rd, 2007
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peniz
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