Chernobyl-area doctors claim that local "radiation-damaged" children are smarter and healthier than their counterparts. Now, this is reported in the UK Sun, which isn't much of a newspaper, and who knows where they got these Russian doctors from, but still: interesting.
Kids growing up in areas damaged by radiation from the plant have a higher IQ and faster reaction times, say Russian doctors.
They are also growing faster and have stronger immune systems.
Update: Ben sez, "This documentary on HBO sharply contrasts the article. I could barely sit through the whole thing. It shows the damage done by a combination of the Chernobyl accident and poor Russian health care.
"Do these kids look like a bunch of super humans?
"The Chernobyl Children's Project works to help take care of these kids."
To be clear -- the interesting thing about this story isn't the possibility that it's true. It clearly isn't. It's that there are doctors participating in a Big Lie regarding the ongoing tragedy of Chernobyl.
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