5 Of The Most Weirdest Stories You Should 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. It was meant to be a science experiment. To be precise, it was a test of 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 an in-depth knowledge.
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. 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 so scared that he screamed so hard making the passers-by below 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. 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.
Next up is an unbelievable story of survival. 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, a frightened a cabin crew member ran forward along with other passengers. 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 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 During their descent, Simpson fell and broke his right leg and heel. Yates helped Simpson by lowering him 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 pinch 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 was able to survive the 50 feet fall into the mountain crevasse. To this date, Simpson and Yates share their survival story through documentaries. You can read more here for additional information.