Jan Baalsrud incredible survival story !

Jan Sigurd Baalsrud, MBE (December 13, 1917 – December 30, 1988) was a commando in the Norwegian resistance trained by the British during World War II. This mission, Operation Martin, was compromised when Baalsrud and his fellow soldiers, seeking a trusted Resistance contact, accidentally made contact with an unaligned civilian shopkeeper, with the same name as …

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Wenseslao Moguel survival story!

Wenseslao Moguel (c. 1890 – c. 1975) was a Mexican who was captured on March 18, 1915, suspected of taking part in the Mexican Revolution. He was sentenced to death without a trial, and was shot 8–9 times by a firing squad in the body, and received the “coup de grace,” or one …

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2010 Copiapó mining accident story!

Aug 5, 2010 – Oct 13, 2010: The 2010 Copiapó mining accident, also known then as the “Chilean mining accident“, began on Thursday, 5 August 2010 with a cave-in at the San José copper–gold mine, located in the Atacama Desert 45 kilometers (28 mi) north of the regional capital of Copiapó, in northern Chile. Thirty-three men, trapped 700 meters …

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Surviving the attack on JAT Flight 367 Vesna Vulović!

Born :3 January 1950 Belgrade, PR Se rbia, FPR Yugoslavia Died :23 December 2016 (aged 66) Belgrade, Serbia Resting place : New Cemetery, Belgrade, Serbia Nationality : Serbian Occupation : Flight attendant Known for : Surviving the attack on JAT Flight 367 JAT Flight 367 story: Flight 367 departed from Stockholm Arlanda Airport at 1:30 p.m. on 26 January. The aircraft, a McDonnell Douglas DC-9, …

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THE INVERTOR OF PARACHUTE?

Abu al-Qasim Abbas ibn Firnas ibn Wirdas al-Takurini also known as Abbas ibn Firnas (Arabic: عباس بن فرناس‎), was an Andalusian polymath: an inventor, physician, chemist, engineer, Andalusian musician, and Arabic-language poet. Of Berber descent, his name’s root is “Afernas”, which is fairly widespread today in Algeria. He was born in Izn-Rand Onda, Al-Andalus(today’s Ronda, Spain), lived in the Emirate of Córdoba, and is reputed to have attempted flight. Among other …

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WHO IS INVENTOR THE CAMERA?

Johann Zahn designed the first camera in 1685. But the first photograph was clicked by Joseph Nicephore Niepce in the year 1814. It was thousands of years back that an Iraqi scientist Ibn- al- Haytham made a mention of this kind of a device in his book, Book of Optics …

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THE MAIN FOUNDER of COFFEE ?

WHAT IS COFFEE ? Several species of shrub of the genus Coffea produce the berries from which coffee is extracted. The two main species commercially cultivated are Coffea canephora (predominantly a form known as ‘robusta’) and C. arabica. C. arabica, the most highly regarded species, is native to the southwestern highlands of Ethiopia and the Boma Plateau in southeastern …

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1954, July: The Man from Taured mystery?

On a hot day in July, 1954, officials at the Tokyo Airport in Japan were confronted with a puzzling problem… a traveler from Europe with a passport for a country called ‘Taured.’ As the traveler looked European (not Japanese), claimed his country was in Europe, and carried money from several …

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Flannan Isles Lighthouse Mystery?

Flannan Isles Lighthouse is a lighthouse near the highest point on Eilean Mòr, one of the Flannan Isles in the Outer Hebrides off the west coast of Scotland. It is best known for the mysterious disappearance of its keepers in 1900. Disappearances in 1900 Mystery: The lighthouse was manned by three men: Thomas Marshall, James Ducat, and …

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