What Vault Boy is Really Doing With His Thumb

Shanklish
The iconic little lad in the image above is Vault Boy, the mascot of the Vault-Tec corporation in the world of Fallout. You'll see him splattered in various parts all around the game. In advertisements, manuals, training films and products of the Vault-Tec corporation. He's also used to represent stats and skill trees on your trusty Pip-Boy.
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A lot of the times, you'll see Vault Boy giving you a thumbs up, just like in the image above. Now, he's not really giving you a thumbs up, cheering you on or appreciating you. In fact, he's actually trying to determine whether he's in a radiation zone. Allow me to explain. When an atomic bombs go off, a mushroom cloud is formed.
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Hopefully, you might not ever need this rule but when you see the mushroom cloud formed after an atomic bomb has gone off, you're supposed to stick your thumb out and hold it over the cloud. If the cloud is larger than your thumb, then you are in the radiation zone and should probably be sprinting for your life. If not, then you're safe and can sit back and enjoy the view.

Not the most useful rule-of-thumb, pun intended, but it's interesting to know that Vault Boy, the cheeriest of them all in Fallout, is not really cheery. He's staring death right in the eyes.

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Yup. Steal from reddit and post awaaaaaaaaaay.
Yup. Steal from reddit and post awaaaaaaaaaay.
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Why are you mad? Because of an Advice? Typical Arab head. Doesn't take criticism\ at all :)
Why are you mad? Because of an Advice? Typical Arab head. Doesn't take criticism\ at all :)
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I'm the typical Arab head? You're the one who came in here accusing me of stealing when you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. The article is sourced and if you would've taken your time to actually read the article, you would've noticed. Instead, you wanted to throw in your two cents.
I'm the typical Arab head? You're the one who came in here accusing me of stealing when you clearly have no idea what you are talking about. The article is sourced and if you would've taken your time to actually read the article, you would've noticed. Instead, you wanted to throw in your two cents.
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@Shanklish DUDE I LOVE FOR THIS POST. Me and my friend love fallout and we love this kind of information :D Thanks!
@Shanklish DUDE I LOVE FOR THIS POST. Me and my friend love fallout and we love this kind of information :D Thanks!
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Anytime, dude. :D
Anytime, dude. :D
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hahaha, awesome.
hahaha, awesome.
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The more you know :)
The more you know :)
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*Cheesy 80's Music* The more you know..
*Cheesy 80's Music* The more you know..
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LOL!
LOL!
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