Thursday, March 15, 2012

Passengers of crashed plane survived by eating the bodies of dead passengers :

In 1972, a plane carrying a rugby team from Uruguay crashed in the Andes mountains. Of 45 passengers, only 16 survived the 70 days on the mountain. Their food supply quickly depleted, and rather than starve to death, they made the grisly decision to eat the bodies of their dead companions. This cannibalism has been hyped extensively as an act of bravery, but the enormous faith that they placed in God and man, enabling them to withstand stunning hardship, was even more inspiring. In addition to starvation, they experienced horrific weather conditions, an avalanche, injuries, and despair, and incredibly, their endurance and will to live triumphed.