5 Mind-Boggling Stories You Should 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. Thankfully, 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. Ming Ming lost his balance and almost fell from the high building. What do you think saved Ming Ming? The answer was that his ears saved him when they got stuck in the iron grates preventing his death. He screamed so hard that passers-by below were able to notice him and call for help. 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.
On May 26, 2013, tugboat cook 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.
The next story may sound surreal but happened in real life. A plane headed for Congo had 18 passengers and two pilots on June 2014. Although not one of them had any idea 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 come out of it alive and retell the story. 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 When they were climbing down, Simpson fell and broke his right leg and heel. Yates had to lower Simpson down the mountain using ropes in stages. After several lowerings, they were almost down to the glacier 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. He quickly chose the latter and expected for Simpson to be dead. Surprisingly, Simpson survived the 50 feet fall into the mountain crevasse To this date, they share their almost death experience through documentaries. Read more here for additional information.