5 Interesting Survival Stories You Should Definitely Know
If you are fond of watching survival themed movies, well youve come in the right article since you will get to be introduced to five interesting survival stories that took place in real life.
The first story goes when five American soldiers volunteered to stand below an exploding nuclear missile on July 19, 1957. The reason was that it was for a science experiment. The test was for a 2KT (kiloton) MB-1 nuclear air-to-air rocket launched from an F-89 Scorpion interceptor. Surprisingly to many, all five of them survived. Read more here for additional information.
Now we talk about the story of a six-year-old Chinese boy named Ming Ming. When Ming Ming couldnt find his grandfather after waking up from his nap, he decided to look for him in the 8th-floor window. Ming Ming lost his balance and almost fell from the high building. What do you think saved Ming Ming? If you guessed his ears saved him well you are correct, they got stuck in between the iron grates which prevented his death. He was so scared that he screamed so hard making the passers-by below to notice him and call for help. He got free the iron grates when his rescuers used a hydraulic pressure expander to force the bars apart and pull him back to his familys flat. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.
Way back on May 26, 2013, one man named Harrison Okene survived being buried alive 100 feet below the ocean surface with just a tiny pocket of air. Reports say that an ocean swell capsized the tugboat when Okene was on his way to the restroom. He get stuck inside the restroom for 60 hours and had no food, water, or light and just listened to the sounds of ocean creatures scavenging through the ship on his dead crewmates. You can read more here for additional information.
Next up is an unbelievable story of survival. On June 2014, a plane headed for Congo had 18 passengers and two pilots. However, not one of the passengers had a clue that a three-foot-long crocodile was smuggled on board. When the crocodile escaped, it frightened a cabin crew member making her run forward, with the other passengers following. Because of the weight shift, the plane stalled and plummeted to the ground. Only one passenger was able to survive the ordeal. You can read more here for additional information.
Our last story is about two good friends Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who climbed the Siula Grande in June 1985. They had to fully rely on their partner since they carried only a little food and camping gears On their way down, Simpson fell and broke his right leg and heel. Yates helped Simpson by lowering him down the mountain using ropes in stages. A few lowerings passed when Yates suddenly felt more weight on the rope and faced with an unseen cliff edge. Yates was in a pinch when he had to decide whether to die alongside his friend or survive by himself. His decision was the latter option and thought that Simpson was dead. However, Simpson fell 50 feet into the mountain crevasse and survived. Now, they are able to share their story through documentaries. You can read more here for additional information.
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