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.
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. Surprisingly to many, all five of them survived. 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. Unfortunately, he lost his balance and almost fell from the 8th floor. So what saved Ming Ming? The answer was that his ears saved him when they got stuck in the iron grates preventing his death. He was able to get help when he screamed so hard that passers-by below were able to notice him. The rescuers used a hydraulic pressure expander to force the bars apart and pulled Ming Ming back into his family’s flat. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.
Harrison Okene survived being buried alive 100 feet below the ocean surface with just a tiny pocket of air on May 26, 2013. When Okene was on his way to the restroom, the tugboat he was riding was capsized by an ocean swell. 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, 18 passengers and two pilots of a plane headed for Congo. However, not one of the passengers had a clue that a three-foot-long crocodile was smuggled on board. When the crocodile escaped, it startled one cabin crew member making her run forward, with the other passengers following. Due to the weight shift, it caused the plane to stall and plummet to the ground. Reports claim that only one passenger was able to survive it. You can read more here for an in-depth knowledge.
Our last story happened way back in June 1985 when good friends Joe Simpson and Simon Yates climbed the Siula Grande. Since they only brought a few food and camping gears, they had to wholly rely on their partner. On their way down, Simpson fell and broke his right leg and heel. 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 had to make a choice whether to die alongside his friend or survive by himself. He decided the latter and expected for his friend to be dead. Surprisingly, Simpson survived the 50 feet fall into the mountain crevasse Now, they are able to share their story through documentaries. Read more here for additional information.