When a British captive officer challenged french Navy officer Surcouf with the words “You French fight for money while we fight for honor”, Surcouf replied “Each of us fights for what he lacks most”.
In 1904 a Swedish sailor shipwrecked on an island in Papua New Guinea inhabited by cannibalistic tribals. He was carried to their king, who’s daughter fell in love with him. He married the king’s daughter and after his death, became king of the Island.
Laura Dekker circumnavigated the world single-handedly… when she was 14 years old.
The longest anyone has ever survived in a shipwrecked raft was 133 days by a Chinese man named Poon Lim. He survived the ordeal by fishing, drinking bird blood, and killing a shark with a jug of water. He died exactly 23 years ago at the age of 72.