Finland’s current president was in Thailand during the 2004 tsunami. He survived by climbing up an utility pole with his son.
An Alaskan man found a soccer ball that had washed up ashore with Japanese writing on it. Since his wife was Japanese, he soon discovered that the ball belonged to a Japanese teenager who lost it in a Tsunami.
There were ancient stone tablets in Japan‘s recent tsunami struck areas with inscriptions “Do not build your homes below this point!”
A father and son survived a Megatsunami (1700′ wave) by riding out the wave in their Alaskan fishing boat.
A young Japanese boy named Yuuki saved many lives in his village warning people of an incoming tsunami. When they didn’t listen to him, he set fire to stacks of rice in order to panic them and get them up the mountain.
10-year old Tilly Smith saved her family and 100 other tourists from the 2004 Asian tsunami, by recognizing signs of tsunamis she had learned in a geography lesson two weeks before.