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The Big List: Survival instincts

The Big List: Survival instincts

If there’s one thing we can learn from reality TV, it’s that human can survive in almost any situation.


By The Phuket News

Friday 26 December 2014, 10:00AM


Not-so smooth sailing: In January 2014, a seven-metre boat carrying Jose Salvador Alvarenga washed ashore on the deserted island of Ebon Atoll – part of the Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. The Salvadoran fisherman said he had been blown off-course during a trip off Mexico and had drifted in the Pacific Ocean for, get this, 13 months. Alvarenga said he survived the roughly 8,046 km journey by eating birds, turtles, fish and drinking urine, rainwater, and bird blood.

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