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Ahad Israfil (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

鈥淚 try to appreciate things a lot more. You never know what moment you won鈥檛 be there.鈥 In 1987, an accidental discharge of a gun blew half of 14 year old Israfil鈥檚 brains away, yet he survived and later graduated with honors. Doctors were able to fill the hole with a sil[...]

Vesna Vulovic (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

It was 26 days into 1972, when 22 year old flight attendant, Vesna Vulovic found herself at 33,000 feet in the air and quickly descending to the earth without a parachute. JAT Flight JU 367 had been cruising over Srbska-Kamenice (now the Czech Republic) when an explosion occurred[...]

Ludger Sylbaris (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

On the day before the Pelee eruption, Sylbaris was locked in a single-cell, partially-under ground with stone walls, ventilated only through a narrow grating in the door which faced away from Pelee. His prison was the most sheltered building in the city, and it was this fact whic[...]

Shannon Malloy (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

Shannon Malloy was in a car crash that caused her to be internally decapitated; her spine was separated from her skull and all connecting ligaments and tendons were cut loose. Despite this, she managed to survive. Shannon had to endure several surgeries, one 鈥渇using her skull t[...]

Roy C. Sullivan (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

The chances of being struck by lightning are very slim; the chances of being struck by lightning twice (on different days) is seemingly impossible; so what are the odds of being struck by lightning聽seven聽times? With our world record holder, Roy Sullivan, the events happened as [...]

Ann Hodges (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

Sylacauga, Alabama 1954. While Hodges was napping on her living room couch, a grapefruit-sized meteoroid crashed through her roof and ricocheted off her large wooden console radio, before it struck her on the arm and hip. She was badly bruised but able to walk. The Air Force arri[...]

Ben Carpenter (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

When crossing the street in Paw Paw, Ben Carpenter, 21 years old and wheelchair bound, was 鈥減icked up鈥 accidentally by a truck. He was pushed by the semi-truck for 4 miles at 50mph, after the arms of his wheelchair got stuck in the grill. The story goes that the driver had st[...]

Phineas Gage (Top 10 Amazing People Who Cheated Death)

February 16th, 2014 § in Others

On September 13, 1848, Gage (a railway worker) was packing a hole with gunpowder, adding a fuse and sand, and then packing the charge down with a large tamping iron. The gunpowder ignited and the iron bar shot through his left cheek bone and exited out the top of his head, and wa[...]

Jan Hendrik Sch枚n (Top 10 Scientific Frauds and Hoaxes)

February 15th, 2014 § in Others

Jan Henrik Sch枚n (pictured on the left), a researcher at Bell Laboratories in New Jersey, had five papers published in Nature and seven in the journal science between 1998 and 2001, dealing with advanced aspects of electronics. The discoveries were abstruse, but he was seen by m[...]

The Cardiff Giant (Top 10 Scientific Frauds and Hoaxes)

February 15th, 2014 § in Others

The Cardiff Giant is one of the most famous hoaxes in American history. It was a 3 meter (10 foot) petrified body of a man. It was discovered in 1869 by a team of workers digging a well behind the home of William Newell in Cardiff, New York. As it turns out, the giant was [...][...]