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One of the most dangerous pictures ever taken - Elephant’s Foot, Chernobyl.

This is a photo of a now dead man next the ‘Elephant’ Foot’ at the Chernobyl power plant. 

The image distortions in the photo are created by intense level of radiation almost beyond comprehension. There is no way the person in this photo and the person photographing him could have survived for any more that a few years after being there, even if they quickly ran in, took the photos and ran out again. This photo would be impossible to take today as the rates of radioactive decay are even more extreme now due to a failed military experiment to bomb the reactor core with neuron absorbers. 

The foot is made up of a small percentage of uranium with the bulk mostly melted sand, concrete and other materials which the molten corium turns into a kind of lava flow. In recent years, it has destroyed a robot which tried to approach it, and the last photos were taken via a mirror mounted to a pole held at the other end of the corridor for a few seconds. It is almost certainly the most dangerous and unstable creation made by humans. 

These are the effects of exposure:
30 seconds of exposure - dizziness and fatigue a week later
2 minutes of exposure - cells begin to hemorrhage (ruptured blood vessels)
4 minutes - vomiting, diarrhea, and fever 
300 seconds - two days to live

Here’s more information.  It’s a really important thing to be aware of in history.  “Those who forget the past are condemned to repeat it.”

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