Norris Kellam’s great talent in life was floating…

Norris Kellam’s great talent in life was floating. For which he earned the name “The Human Cork.” In May 1933 he attempted to break the world record for staying afloat by floating in a saltwater pool in Norfolk, Virginia for over 86 hours. Unfortunately he didn’t make it. After 71 hours and 19 minutes he was overcome by sharp cramps and sunburn and had to climb out of the pool.

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Dosha, a 10-month-old pit bull mix living with her master…

dosha-dog-croppedDosha, a 10-month-old pit bull mix living with her master in Clearlake, California, had a really bad day on April 15, 2003. That morning, she jumped a fence to escape her yard and was subsequently hit by a pickup truck. Dosha was glassy-eyed and limp when the police arrived. Thinking that the dog was fatally wounded, the cop shot Dosha in the head, just below her right eye, to put her out of her misery. Animal control arrived and put what they thought was a carcass in a plastic bag. They transported Dosha back to the dog pound and loaded her into a freezer. Two hours later, a worker opened the freezer to find Dosha sitting up, still in the bag.

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Farthest distance thrown by a tornado and survived is more…

Matt-Suter-croppedFarthest distance thrown by a tornado and survived is more than 1,300 feet (398.37 meters). On March 12, 2006, tornado may have carried Matt Suter, a 19-year-old high school senior, farther than any other human being who lived to tell about it. Suter was at his grandmother’s mobile home that night with grandma and a disabled uncle. He awoke in a field, alive and unharmed except for a small scalp wound. Miraculously, his grandmother and uncle also survived the disintegration of their mobile home after being pinned to the ground by heavy furniture.

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