Luck affects everything. Let your hook always be cast; in the stream where you least expect it there will be a fish.
None of us are lucky all of the time, but there’s not doubt that some people tend to be luckier than others. What is luck? Some kind of natural law?
We may feel lucky whether we have won a lottery prize, survive a poor decision or road accident, in any case luck is nothing but an explanation we give to the good or bad things that happened by chance, an attribution we use to give meaning to random events.
However, these people take that luck to the extreme, making fate seem more than just a philosophy.
1 – Jean Hilliard: Miracle Woman Who Came Back To Life After Being ‘Frozen Stiff’
19-year-old Jean Hilliard was driving home from a friend’s house when her car skidded on an icy road and careened into a ditch. It was a remote location, but she knew someone who lived nearby and started walking to his house. It was winter, with 2 below zero temperatures, and she was walking against the frigid wind.
Cold and exhausted, Jean trudged two miles in the heavy snow before collapsing. For six hours, she lay unconscious in the snow.
Early the next morning, Wally Nelson left his house and spotted Jean’s frozen body. He assumed she was dead, and described her face as “ghost-like.”
He drove her to the hospital, but she was so frozen solid that there was no place to insert a thermometer. Her entire body was a stiff. The doctors referred to Jean as an ice sculpture.
Later that night, a miracle happened. Jean’s hands and arms began to thaw. By the third day, she was able to move her legs. The doctors were said they’d never seen a case where major amputation wasn’t required. They had assumed a double leg amputation was inevitable.
49 days later, Jean left the hospital without so much as a scar. Isn’t it a miracle?
2 – Fisherman Found Giant 34kg Pearl Worth $100 Million
In 2006, the un-named fisherman discovered an unusually large 34 kg pearl off the coast of Palawan Island in the Philippines. The man didn’t realised the $100 million pearl was so valuable and kept it for 10 years as his lucky charm in his wooden home.
When his wooden shack burned down, the man showed his pear to a stunned Filipino tourist officer. The fisherman was surprised to find out that it’s worth a hundred million dollars.
3 – Frano Selak: The World’s Luckiest Unlucky Man Who Defied Death Seven Times
The 87-year-old retired music teacher from Croatia has proved he has almost as many lives as a cat after cheating death seven times.
It’s a true story. Selak cheated death seven times. He survived a train crashing into a frozen river, a plane crash by getting sucked out of the door, a bus crash, a car crashes and a few explosions. He also won the lottery after all that too.
Born in 1929 Frane Selak’s terrifyingly unlucky but incredibly lucky timeline goes like this:
- 1962 – train flips off the track and crashes into a river killing 17 people, Selak survives.
- 1963 – plane crashes killing 19 people but Selak is sucked out of a malfunctioning door and lands in a haystack. He survives.
- 1966 – bus skids off the road and kills 4 people, Selak survives
- 1970 – car catches on fire but he manages to escape before it explodes. He survives.
- 1973 – car catches on fire and shoots flames through the air vents. He survives.
- 1995 – hit by a bus. He survives.
- 1996 – misses head on collision in his car but falls off the road. He’s ejected from his seat and holds onto a tree as the car plummets 300 foot down. He survives.
- 2003 -he won £600,000(US$1,110,000) in a lottery
- 2010 – he purchased two houses and a boat with his winnings, and decided to give most of the remaining money away to relatives and friends after deciding to live a frugal lifestyle.
4 – Cassie De Pecol – The Youngest Person To Visit Every Country In The World
An adventurous young woman hopes to break a Guinness World Record by becoming the fastest female to travel to all 196 countries.
27-year-old Cassie De Pecol, from the US state of Connecticut, embarked on her journey in July of 2015 and now she is nearing the end of her epic mission to visit all 193 sovereign nations. She has spent last 16 months ticking off counties at a rate of knots – it’s now 180.
Having a passion for adventure, the blonde traveller started to plan for the trip of a lifetime –Expedition 196 – on her 25th birthday.
Acting as a Peace Ambassador for International Institute of Peace Through Tourism and Skal International, part of Cassie’s work is meeting with university tourism students to discuss responsible tourism and economics. In addition, Cassie is working with Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation to collect water samples to test for the presence of micro plastics.
5 – Fidel Castro – The Man Who Cannot Be Killed
When you are hated and loved equally by millions across your country, an assassination attempt should shock you. But Cuba’s counter intelligence agency has estimated that Fidel Castro has survived over 630 assassination attempts! Six hundred and thirty. A number of these being planned by the U.S CIA, numerous mafia members, and his own mistress among many, many others.
Fidel has survived his cigar being poisoned, exploding cigars, radio laced with LSD, hidden poisonous hypodermic needles filled with lethal concoctions, among a lot more things.