5 Interesting Survival Stories You Should Definitely Know
In this article, you will be introduced to the five of the weirdest survival stories you should know.
Our first story took happened on July 19, 1957, when five American soldiers volunteered to stand below an exploding nuclear missile. They agreed to do it 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. You can read more here for additional information.
Now we talk about the story of a six-year-old Chinese boy named Ming Ming. When he awoke from his nap and couldnt find his grandfather, he decided to look for him in the 8th-floor window. He 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 able to get help when he screamed so hard that passers-by below were able to notice him. His rescuers were able to free him by using a hydraulic pressure expander to force the bars apart and pull Ming Ming back. You can read more here for additional information.
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 got stuck there and for the next 60 hours, he 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.
Our next story is so unbelievable that you can not even think it happened in real life. A plane headed for Congo had 18 passengers and two pilots on June 2014. But no one had a clue that a three-foot-long crocodile was smuggled on the plane. When the crocodile escaped, a frightened a cabin crew member ran forward along with other passengers. The weight shift caused by the panic affected the plane causing it to stall and plummet to the ground. Only one passenger was able to survive the ordeal. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.
Our last story is about two good friends Joe Simpson and Simon Yates who climbed the Siula Grande in June 1985. Since they only brought a few food and camping gears, they had to wholly rely on their partner. When they were climbing down, Simpson fell and broke his right leg and heel. Because of this, Yates had to lower Simpson 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 dilemma when he had to decide whether to die alongside his friend or survive by himself. He decided the latter and expected for his friend to be dead. However, Simpson fell 50 feet into the mountain crevasse and survived. To this date, Simpson and Yates share their survival story through documentaries. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.