Image Happened twice a year in Australia, particularly in May and August, young spiders in the Outback somewhere throw these threads of spiderwebs up in the air and use them as a parachute to detach themselves from the ground and move in large colonies through the sky.
Image Werner Forssmann a German physician had put himself under local anesthesia and inserted a catheter into a vein of his arm as an experiment, not knowing if the catheter might pierce a vein, he put his life at risk. But was successful in reaching the heart and later won the Noble Prize in 1956
I saw Poon's story posted, and was surprised no one mentioned this man - José Salvador Alvarenga. He survived 438 days on a fishing boat when it was blown out to sea. He survived on raw fish, turtles, small birds, sharks, and rainwater. If interested, the book "438 days" is very interesting.gallery