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February 16 2016


Top 10 list

If somebody who’s lucky is born in a cowl, these folks were truly born within a life jacket. Please welcome our ranking of the extremely outstanding survivors have been so close to death they almost heard her breathing. =Top 10 list=

Vesna Vulovic: The Stewardess Who Survived a terrorist attack at 33,000 feet
On January 26, 1972, a Yugoslav Airlines DC-9 departed from Copenhagen for Belgrade (via Zagreb) with 28 passengers and crew. In an altitude of 33,000 feet, a bomb from the cargo section, planted by the Ustashe Croatian separatist group, exploded. The plane disintegrated and crashed around the mountains. In what have to be one of the greatest survival stories in recent history, stewardess Vesna Vulovic survived the 33,000 foot descent looking at the tail with the plane. She ended up with a fractured skull, two broken legs, and three broken vertebrae - one of which was crushed and left her paralyzed in the waist down. 

Roy Sullivan: Struck by Lightning 7 Times
Roy Sullivan would be a Virginia Forest Ranger who'd an incredible attraction to lightning... or rather lightning had a place of interest to him. Over his 36-year career being a ranger, Sullivan was struck by lightning seven times - and survived each jolt, but not unscathed. His seventh strike put him inside the Guinness Book of World Records. His wife seemed to be struck once, every time a sudden storm welled as she and her husband lost hanging wash around the back yard clothesline. On September 28, 1983, Roy Sullivan died at 71, reportedly of a self-inflicted gunshot wound over troubles unrelated to lightning. 

Truman Duncan: Decline in Two by a Train
Railroad switchman Truman Duncan fell over front of a moving train car. He was swept underneath and decline in two. Despite losing both legs, 50 % of the blood and a kidney, Duncan called the paramedics on his cellphone, survived a 45-minute hold back until the ambulance arrived and took him to the hospital, where he persevered through 23 surgeries. During wait he also been able to call his family. To inform them he was fine, apparently…

Aron Ralston: Amputated his lower right Arm to outlive the Mountains
On May 2003, while Aron Ralston was on the canyoneering trip in Blue John Canyon (near Moab, Utah), a boulder fell and pinned his right forearm, crushing it. After trying for 10 days to lift and break the boulder, desperation took him to great measures like carving his name, birth date and date of death in the boulder, drinking his own urine because of not enough water and videotaping his last goodbyes to his family. Finally, a dehydrated and delirious Ralston chose to bow his arm against a chockstone and snap the radius and ulna bones. With all the dull blade on his multiuse tool, he cut the soft tissue throughout the break. He then used the tool's pliers to tear at the tougher tendons. 

Mauro Prosperi: Survived 9 days inside the Sahara Desert
Prosperi, a keen endurance runner, took part in the 1994 Marathon of the Sands in Morocco. Part way through the distance a sandstorm caused him to shed his way. After 36 hours he ran from food and water. He survived by drinking his own urine, eating bats and drinking their blood, in addition to catching occasional snakes. Not needing to die a long long death, he attemptedto commit suicide within the mosque by slitting his wrists with a pen knife he had with him. The attempt failed - lack of water had caused Prosperi's blood to thicken and clotted the wound before he died. After nine days alone in the desert he is discovered by a nomadic family and taken to an Algerian military camp and from there to a hospital. He was 186 miles off route, and reportedly had lost about 18 kg in body weight.   =Top=

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