In 1945 a man survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima…

Tsutomu-Yamaguchi-croppedIn 1945 a man survived the atomic blast at Hiroshima, dragged himself to an air-raid shelter, spent the night, caught the morning train so he could arrive at his job on time – in Nagasaki – where he survived another atomic blast.

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In 1979, a woman jumped from the 86th fl …

the_real_Elvita_Adams_in_hospital_smIn 1979, a woman jumped from the 86th floor of the Empire State Building, only to be blown back onto the 85th floor and left with a broken hip.

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Alexander Selkirk a Scottish sailor was left stranded…

castawayAlexander Selkirk, a Scottish sailor, was left stranded on a deserted island, but survived for over 4 years, partly by using feral cats to protect him from ravenous rats that attacked during the night.

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