Surviving Against All Odds: Stories of People Hit by Meteorites and Surviving Multiple Ship Sinkings

TLDR This episode shares fascinating stories of people who have been hit by meteorites and survived, including the only known confirmed case in Alabama in 1954. It also highlights the incredible survival stories of individuals like Violet Jessup, who survived multiple ship sinkings, and Dr. Jerry Nielsen, who performed a biopsy on herself in Antarctica.

Timestamped Summary

00:00 This episode is a potpourri of interesting facts and information that couldn't be turned into full episodes, including a sponsorship message from CuriosityStream.
01:22 People have been hit by meteorites and survived, despite the small space that humans occupy on Earth.
02:42 The only known confirmed case of a human being hit by a meteorite occurred in Alabama in 1954, while other reported cases lack evidence or resulted in no damage.
03:55 Violet Jessup was an incredibly lucky or unlucky woman, depending on how you look at it, as she survived the collisions of the RMS Olympic with the HMS Hawk, the sinking of the Titanic, and the sinking of the HMHS Britannic.
05:13 Arthur Priest survived five different ship sinkings, while Wenman Weica Musgrave survived three ship sinkings in one hour.
06:31 Dr. Jerry Nielsen, stationed at the South Pole in the winter of 1998, discovered a lump on her breast and performed a biopsy on herself with limited equipment, but was able to get the proper equipment and medicine through a rare winter airdrop arranged by the National Science Foundation, confirming that the lump was cancerous.
07:42 In 1961, Leonoy Rogozov, the medical officer in the Soviet Antarctic expedition, performed an appendectomy on himself due to a blizzard preventing help from reaching the base, and he became a media sensation and was awarded a medal for his bravery.
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