5 Interesting Survival Stories You Should Definitely Know
In this article, you will find out one of the five mind-boggling stories in the world.
Our first story took happened on July 19, 1957, when five American soldiers volunteered to stand below an exploding nuclear missile. 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.
Next up is the story of Ming Ming who is a six year old Chinese boy. Ming Ming had awakened from his nap and couldnt find his grandfather so he decided to look for him in the 8th-floor window. Ming Ming lost his balance and almost fell from the high building. What saved him you ask? 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. 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. 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. The tugboat he was riding was claimed to have been capsized when he 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. Read more here for additional information.
The next story may sound surreal but happened in real life. On June 2014, a plane headed for Congo had 18 passengers and two pilots. 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. 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 On their way 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. Yates suddenly felt more weight on the rope and faced with an unseen cliff edge after a many lowerings. Yates was in a dilemma 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. To this date, Simpson and Yates share their survival story through documentaries. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.