American soccer fans celebrated the U.S. women’s World Cup title Sunday by comparing the 5-2 victory over Japan to an atomic bombing.
The U.S. dropped an atom bomb called “Little Boy” Aug. 6, 1945, on the city of Hiroshima, killing an estimated 80,000 people immediately. A second atomic bomb, “Fat Man,” was dropped Aug. 9, 1945, on the city of Nagasaki, immediately killing about 40,000 people.
About twice as many people in each city were eventually killed by the atomic bombs after suffering lingering deaths related to radiation sickness, malnutrition, and other injuries.
Japan going down faster than Hiroshima
— Splash (@Ivan_splash) July 5, 2015
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