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Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Pics | 1 May, 2013 | Views: 15659 |  +45   |  
Hiroo Onoda, 1974, After WWII spends 30 years hiding in the jungles of the Philippines. Finally emerges wearing a coconut fiber uniform, as his old one had long since rotted away.

1 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Poon Lim, 1942, stuck on raft in the south Atlantic Sea for 133 days.


2 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Steven Callahan, 1982, adrift on a life raft in the Atlantic with only 8 pints of water and 3 lbs of food. Drifted for 76 days and over 1800 miles of Ocean until he was rescued in the Bahamas.


3 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

The Crew of the Commerce, 1815-17, US sailors marched across the Sahara after enslaved by Bedouins. One man tried to eat his own arm and others drank camel urine.


4 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Aaron Ralston, 2003, hiker traps his arm while climbing down Blue John Canyon in Utah. After 5 days he frees himself by amputating his arm with a blunt knife.


5 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, 1972, plane carrying 45 people crashes into the Andes. Resorting to cannibalism they endure 72 days in mountains. 15 survived.




6 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Ernest Shackleton, 1914, Atlantic explorers abandon ship and live on ice before mounting a 16 day 800 mile crossing of the ocean.


7 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

John McCain, 1967, Senator John McCain survived 5 and a half years in Hoa Lo Prison during Vietnam war. Both arms and a leg broken, bayoneted and beaten by North Vietnamese army. Spends two years in solitary confinement and he refuses to go when released while other captured before him remained in captivity.


8 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Douglas Mawson, 1912, Antarctic explorer loses companions during expedition and spends 30 days covering 100 miles before finding a rescue party.


9 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

John Colter, 1808, captured by Blackfeet Indians and stripped naked. He becomes the subject of a manhunt and manages to escape.


10 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Leonid Rogozov, 1960, stationed on the Antarctic Russian performed operation on himself after showing signs of appendicitis.


11 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Slavomir Rawicz, 1940, escapes from Siberian gulag and marches over 4,000 miles on foot across frozen tundra, Gobi desert, through Tibet over Himalayan Mountains to British India.


12 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Shin Dong-Hyuk, 2005, escapes from a prison camp in North Korea. Crawls over his partner who died, through an electric fence to freedom.


13 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

1st Marine Division, 1950, Chosin Reservoir Marines fight a grueling battle in a retreat with over 100,000 Chinese soldiers in North Korea and survive. Forces not only broke out of the encircling Chinese army’s trap but inflicted crippling losses to the Chinese.


14 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Alexander Selkirk, 1704-09, gets stranded on an island and this Scottish sailor spent his time reading the bible and ultimately survived his stay on the island.


15 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Hugh Glass, 1823, mauled by a bear and left for dead he crawls for six months and 100 miles before reaching safety.


16 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Joe Simpson, 1985, breaks leg attempting to climb the Siula Grande. Crawls 5 miles in three days and survives.


17 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Juliane Koepche, 1971, teenager survives crash of Lansa Flight 508 and treks through the Peruvian rainforest before being rescued.


18 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Yossi Ghinsber, 1981, gets separated from his travel companions in Bolivian Amazon, he takes 3 weeks wandering alone before being found.


19 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Jon Baalsrud, 1943, sails to Norway and gets ambushed by Nazis. Flees with Nazis’ giving chase. Survives an avalanche, suffering frostbite and snow blindness he makes it over Norwegian Mountains and tundra to safety.


20 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

Beck Weathers, 1996, goes on expedition into Mt. Everest and 8 in his party die. Spends 18 hrs in subzero temps before staggering into camp. Suffered severe frostbite, corneal lacerations and hypothermia. Underwent ten surgeries, entire right hand and most of left arm amputated. Survives.


21 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)

The Donnor Party. Pioneers who in 1846 got trapped by snow in Sierra, Nevada and survived by resorting to cannibalism. 48 out of 87 survived.


22 Amazing People Who Have Cheated Death (22 pics)


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№1 Author: fefe (1 May 2013 01:12) Total user comments: 267


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It's quite astonishing. Made me think of I shouldn't be alive.
№2 Author: Tyncho (1 May 2013 01:41) Total user comments: 0


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The president of Uruguay, Jose Mujica passed 10 years in a hole during the dictatorship
№3 Author: robn1 (1 May 2013 04:45) Total user comments: 730


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Wow. Knew about some of them. Makes me feel like a wus. 01 04 04 04
№4 Author: MathIsHard (1 May 2013 05:14) Total user comments: 1403


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If you ever get lost [[[STAY PUT]]]. It is exponentially harder to find a moving subject.
№5 Author: adzhoe (1 May 2013 05:45) Total user comments: 14213


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liked the post
№6 Author: Forfattare (1 May 2013 08:13) Total user comments: 896


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wow, in most of those situations I will just sit there and cry like the little bitch I am
№7 Author: fairmania (1 May 2013 11:18) Total user comments: 1390


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It really shows the resilience of the human body, and perhaps more so the mind, and how much you can endure if all else is lost.

Some truly amazing people here!
№8 Author: thughugger (1 May 2013 11:38) Total user comments: 1010


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Some real tough people out there 04
№9 Author: mashie5 (1 May 2013 11:55) Total user comments: 1357


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i got lost for 10 mins looking for parking in Baltimore once.
№10 Author: yasirkajak (1 May 2013 12:47) Total user comments: 401


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dsd 07
№11 Author: amcjau (1 May 2013 14:53) Total user comments: 669


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doesn't say Ernest Shackleton did not lose a single man

doesn't say Juliane Koepche survived after falling about 10,000 feet still strapped to her airliner seat

these are stupid, don't give pertinent facts
№12 Author: Jinxaruny (1 May 2013 17:28) Total user comments: 10324


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Sheesh!
№13 Author: Lu (1 May 2013 19:36) Total user comments: 14666


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#16 Crawls for 6 months? Wonder how he fed himself?
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