Hold the fecking on is that a ifunny water mark at the bottom?
@Mariegunn, *waits patiently with torch and pitchfork for confirmation*
@Pat Myckok, it has been confirmed that is a ifunny water mark. By the law's of Funny pics the uploader must go to court and his or her's faith will be up to the God's of funny pics. People of funny pics vote now for what the punishment is.
@Pat Myckok, *joins the growing mob*
@Mariegunn, OP will have to answer to the high council for this act of treason
@Mariegunn, get the Kalashnikov
@Codeine, this be upvoted the previous posters to help them prepare for battle. May the upvotes be with you
@Mariegunn, Who's the God of FP?
@The Flame War, the turtle on the app
We ought to Secure, Contain, and Protect that mammajamma.
@Doctor Bees, Well, it's not like it'll ever escape.
@The Flame War, Yet
@Doctor Bees, Ominous... I like it.
How the hell did they get an AK anywhere close to that thing?
@Guy Fawkes, due to radioactive decay, it’s not as lethal as it was in 1986. So a hazmat suit and lead shielding would get you close enough as long as you weren’t in there for more than a few minutes. Although, I like to picture a Russian dude down a bottle of Smirnoff, run up on it, and unload a clip or two and yell back “it works comrade!!!” before dying horribly. Yes, I’m fun at parties
@Pat Myckok, no that makes sense. I hadnt considered that it wasnt at the same time of the picture being taken
@Pat Myckok, radiation also doesn’t just destroy material objects like this post suggests either. It would ruin film for sure from over exposure but it won’t Dr. Manhattan the thing and explode it
@Guy Fawkes, As was said before, the half-life has allowed for the decay of the radioactive material. I did some research, and apparently a police officer was called to shoot the surface so as to allow for the interior structure to be viewed (since the drill didn't work).
All I can think of is this is something out of Metro 2033
@tubby659, More like something out of the stalker series.
This fact of shooting it with an AK should have been in the HBO series
Not so fun fact! The people who took that photo died shortly after because the radiation levels were so insane that any amount of time down there was lethal.
Today you can tour Pripyat, but you have to wear a special badge that has radiation sensative material in it. If the badge changes color, you are immediately taken to the hospital and treated for radiation poisoning. Oh, and no picking up souvenirs. They will search you afterwards to be sure, since anything that's left there has enough radiation to kill you.
Damn that’s where I left my mop
The USSR had this problem a lot back in the day. All the fancy machines kept breaking down. So they sent in army troops to do stuff like pick up debris. Gave them raincoats and told them they were safe. Pay was a month or twos wages.