The Girl from Chernobyl

Bionerd23

#Video

Sat, Apr 25th, 2015 11:00 by capnasty NEWS

Atlas Obscura brings to attention Bionerd23's YouTube channel, featuring a series of video-diaries of the young anonymous woman as she explores Chernobyl's Exclusion Zone. It's amazing to watch her navigate this postapocalyptic landscape with ease, familiarity, and a fearless but respectful understanding of radioactivity.

Nothing is too radioactive or risky for her. She has shown herself getting injected with the radionuclide technetium, eating radioactive apples from a tree in Chernobyl, being chased by a possibly rabid fox, and picking up fragments of the nuclear plant’s reactor fuel with her bare hands. When a freakishly large catfish appears on camera, she calmly explains that it’s probably not a mutant—“They are just that way because nobody catches them,” she says in a video, watching a six-foot-long catfish, eerily like a shark, swim around a murky pool of water.

  1099

 

You may also be interested in:

Inception Park
What Earth Would Look Like With Rings Like Saturn (via @kottke)
Madron FC: Mini-Documentary on the Worst Football Team in Britain
Ruin: Action Packed Animation Set in a Post-Apocalyptic Future
Ghetto Bullet Time: Matrix Effect Using Ceiling Fan and a Go Pro