Hope this is the right place for this...this guy is amazing.
Escaped death 7 times then wins lottery:
-January 1962 when he was riding a train through a cold, rainy canyon and the train flipped off the tracks and crashed in a river. Someone pulled
Selak to safety, while 17 other passengers drowned.
-1963 blown out of a malfunctioning plane door and landed in a haystack; the plane crashed, killing 19 people.
-1966, a bus that he was riding skidded off the road and into a river, drowning four passengers. Selak swam to shore with a few cuts and bruises.
-1968 teaching his youngest son how to hold a gun when the safety trigger was accidentally off and Selak managed to shoot himself in one of his
testicles. He was taken to hospital where the casing from the bullet was found, and his testicle had to be removed. LOL
-1970 his car caught fire as he was driving and he managed to escape before the fuel tank blew up.
- 1973 in another driving incident, the engine of his car was doused with hot oil from a malfunctioning fuel pump, causing flames to shoot through the
air vents. Selak's hair was completely singed in this incident, but he was otherwise unharmed.
-1995, he was struck by a bus in Zagreb, but sustained only minor injuries.
-1996 he eluded a head-on collision with a United Nations truck on a mountain curve by swerving into a guardrail, which gave way under the force of
his car; he was ejected from the car when the door flew open (he wasn't wearing a seatbelt) and watched his car plummet down 90 metres (300 ft) into
BUT As of 2015, none of Selak's claims have been independently verified.
In 2003, two days after his 73rd birthday, Selak won €800,000 (US$1,110,000) in the lottery.
Would he lie about all these events ? The talk page on the wiki article does have some more info on the crashes.