Rob Hall

Rob Hall was born January 14, 1961 in Christchurch, New Zealand.  He met Jan Arnold at Mt. Everest in 1990. That same year, he and his climbing partner, Gary Ball, climbed the Seven Summits (the highest peak on every continent) in 7 months.  Rob and Jan’s first date was climbing the highest peak in North … Continue reading Rob Hall


Water Intoxication

Water Intoxication (or water poisoning) is caused when a person drinks too much water. The water gets into your bloodstream and dilutes electrolytes, particularly sodium. This excess water is absorbed by your cells and they swell. This is particularly dangerous in the brain. Symptoms of water intoxication include vomiting, headache, disorientation, frequent urination and fatigue. … Continue reading Water Intoxication

Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara

Tōkai-Mura Nuclear Power Plant in Japan, September 30, 1999, 10:35am. Hisashi Ouchi, 35 years old, Masato Shinohara, 39 years old, and Yutaka Yokokawa, 54 years old, were working at the JCO nuclear fuel processing plant located inside the Tōkai-Mura Nuclear Power Plant. Ouchi and Shinohara were mixing a batch of fuel containing uranium in a … Continue reading Hisashi Ouchi and Masato Shinohara