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"Gone Fission", Way to Die #692, is the fifth death featured in "Sudden Death," which aired on December 22, 2010.


Somad and Siraki were two wannabe terrorists who construct a plutonium nuclear bomb, which is bad news. The good news about them is that they are more of a threat to themselves than they are to the rest of the world. Before working, Siraki catches Somad with his headphones and Somad ignores him (because the song he is listening to is "Toxic" by Britney Spears, his favorite celebrity). Again Siraki tells Somad to take his headphones off and he finally does as he was told. They finally get to work. What they didn't know that the plutonium nuclear core is nicknamed "The Demon Core". Just as Somad was about to place the last tungsten carbide brick for a test on the plutonium core, he burped after eating a camel burger, which caused him to fumble the brick as it made brief contact with the core and it also exposed Somad and Siraki to a massive surge of radiation, comparable to being within a mile at Nagasaki's ground zero, causing both of them to fall unconscious and start vomiting. Within a few hours, the surge destroys their immune systems and both men are overcome with extreme nausea and become bedridden, leaving them extremely fatigued and their muscles to be faded away, and eventually, they are dying of bacterial pneumonia and asphyxiation as their lungs fill with fluid, sending the two wannabe terrorists to Hell within 48 hours.

Cast and Interviewees

  • Mershad Torabi - Somad (lead: intended victim)
  • Dr. David Rainer - Radiologist

Segment Description

Description as seen on Spike TV's website

  • "An Iranian scientist working to develop weapons of mass destruction exposes himself to a lethal dose of radiation when he accidentally drops a brick of tungsten onto plutonium"


  • Also called "WWM'D" on the Spike TV website.
  • In 1945, Scientist Harry K. Daghlian, Jr. accidentally dropped a brick of tungsten carbide onto a sphere of plutonium (known as the Demon core) while working on the Manhattan Project. This caused the plutonium to come to critical; Daghlian died of radiation poisoning, becoming the first person to die in a critical accident. A year later (in 1946), Louis Slotin, who's a chemist and physicist, died of radiation poisoning after being exposed to lethal amounts of ionizing radiation from the same core, what went critical after a screwdriver he was using to separate the halves of the spherical beryllium reflector slipped. A similar incident happened in Japan in 1999, where Hisashi Ouchi, Masato Shinohara, and Yutaka Yokokawa were pouring buckets chemicals into a breeder reactor without measuring the chemicals beforehand, when they were dosed with massive amounts of radiation. Ouchi was dosed with 17 Sv, more than three times the lethal limit of radiation, and suffered a drawn-out death that lasted over three months, ultimately resulting in most of his body's internal tissues sloughing off.
  • This is the only death to take place in Yemen.
    • Also, this is the first of the only two deaths to not feature a death of a practical terrorist, but instead, it's of a wannabe terrorist, the second and final one goes to Dead Kacynski.
  • The ending of this death is similar to Gut Busted in that the victim "burps" after he dies.
  • This is one the deaths to not have the area of the country stated in the location besides the country itself.
  • This is the only death to feature an actual song by a famous artist (in this case, Britney Spears).

Segment Nicknames

  • WWM'D (Spike TV)

Foreign names

  • Eructo de Plutonio (Plutonium Burp) - Latin American dub
  • Creando Fisión (Creating Fission) - Spanish dub