People Who Survived Completely Unsurvivable Situations

Human beings are such frail things. You step on a nail, you get tetanus, you die. You get too excited about eating pretzels, you choke, you die. You stand next to a guy, he sneezes on you, you die. We are the canaries in the coal mine of the universe, and we face mortality every single moment of every single day. But the following people face death, dust themselves off, and keep going. Presumably while flipping the Reaper a gigantic bird.

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CARL AKELEY'S GUN FAILED TO KILL. AN TTACKING LEOPARD. SO HE JAMMED HIS HAND DOWN ITS THROAT. The cat, initially surprised its dinner was doing all thFor details, read The 5 Most Insane Ways People Survived Animal Attacks

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A ROCKET-PROPELLED GRENADE IMPALED PVT. MOSS. Rcy DTIA THIS WAS SO DANGEROUS, THEY COULDN'T EXTRACT HIM. So, his commanding officer lied and said it wFor details, read 7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

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JACOB MILLER GOT SHOT BETWEEN THE EYES. THIS WAS THE CIVIL WAR. AND BOTH SIDES ASSUMED HE'D DIED. But then he woke with a brand-new hole in the foreheFor details, read 5 People Who Survived Completely Unsurvivable Situations

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AN OREGON MAN PUT A NAIL GUN TO HIS OWN HEAD. A DOZEN NAILS IN THE BRAIN FAILED TO KILL HIM. He finally went to the hospital and complained that he ..For details, read 7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

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THE SOYUZ 5 SPACE MODULE WENT HAYWIRE ON REENTRY. IT HIT THE EARTH LIKE A METEOR. The ship's parachute failed. So did the rockets designed to soften tFor details, read 5 People Who Survived Completely Unsurvivable Situations

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TRUMAN DUNCAN FELL OFF A MOVING TRAIN. IT CUT HIS BODY IN HALF AT THE WAIST. It pulled him under the wheels, and he was alive and conscious as it dragFor details, read 7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

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SCIENTISTS ASSESSED THE GALERAS VOLCANO IN 1993. IT ERUPTED WHILE THEY WERE THERE. A blast of heat reduced one engineer to ash. Two others instantly tFor details, read 5 People Who Survived Completely Unsurvivable Situations

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ATWO-YEAR-OLDFELL IN FREEZING WATER. HIS HEART STOPPED FOR AN HOUR AND 41 MINUTES. The boy's body temperature dropped to 77 degrees. Over an hour of CFor details, read 5 People Who Straight Up Survived The Unsurvivable

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POLICE HAVE BRUTALLY KILLED MANY PEOPLE. IN BESSED MEMORY O SAN BE SLNOMS PNC BUT JJOSEPH GUZMAN TOOK 19 BULLETS AND SURVIVED. And that doesn't count For details, read 7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

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SABURO SAKAI'S COCKPIT EXPLODED DURING WW2. SAKAI HIMSELF WAS SHOT SQUARE IN THE FOREHEAD. This removed a chunk of his brain, blinded his right eye, aFor details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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THE SS ANDREA DORIA WAS THE SAFEST SHIP IN ITALY. THEN THE SS STOCKHOLMHIT IT, KILLING FIFTY INSTANTLY. Not killed: Linda Morgan, 14. The impact propeFor details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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A HIPPO CRASHED INTO PAUL TEMPLER'S KAYAK. HALF HIS BODY WAS SOON DOWN ITS THROAT. He got out, but the hippo's tusks then impaled him 40 times. TempleFor details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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EWA WISNIERSKA GOT YANKED UP WHILE PARAGLIDING. SHE WOUND UP SIX MILES ABOVE THE GROUND. That's cruising altitude for airplanes. Finally, after an houFor details, read 5 People Who Straight Up Survived The Unsurvivable

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CHARLES LIGHTOLLER SANK WITH THE TITANIC. THEN THE BOILERS EXPLODED, BLOWING HIM TO THE SURFACE. He rallied 30 survivors onto a capsized lifeboat-the For details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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WILLIE FRANCIS, 16, WAS ACCUSED OF MURDER IN 1946. THE EVIDENCE WAS SLIM, BUT THEY SENT HIM TO THE CHAIR. It didn't take long for an all-white jury toFor details, read 5 People Who Straight Up Survived The Unsurvivable

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RODNEY FOX WAS FISHING FOR TUNA IN AUSTRALIA. A GREAT WHITE SHARK SNAPPED HIM NEARLY IN TWO. It broke half his ribs, ripping him up so much, his suit For details, read 5 People Who Straight Up Survived The Unsurvivable

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SHANNON MALLOY GOT AN UNUSUAL INJURY. DOCTORS CALL IT AN INTERNAL DECAPITATION. A car crash severed every ligament and tendon connecting her skull tFor details, read 7 Fatal Injuries (That People Somehow Survived)

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JAKE GARROW WAS PLOWING SNOW ON ICE IN ONTARIO. HIS SKID I LOADER PLUNGED DOWN THROUGH THE ICE. He smashed the back window out with his elbow and swamFor details, read 5 People Who Survived Completely Unsurvivable Situations

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NAVY SEAL MIKE DAY WAS IN IRAO'S ANBAR PROVINCE. AL-OAEDA MILITANTS SHOT HIM 27 TIMES FROM 10 FEET AWAY. Then they threw a grenade at him. With his riFor details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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SKYDIVER JJOAN MURRAY'S PARACHUTE FAILED TO OPEN. THE FALL SHATTERED THE RIGHT SIDE OF HER BODY. She landed on a mound of 250,00 fire ants. But she suFor details, read 5 People Who Straight Up Survived The Unsurvivable

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ALISTAIR UROUHART SURRENDERED TO JAPAN. FOR TWO YEARS IN ww2, HE WAS BEATEN AND STARVED. Then they took him aboard a ship ... which sank. He was rescuFor details, read 7 Real Humans Who Survived Shockingly Violent Accidents

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