posted on Feb, 12 2010 @ 02:19 PM
The human body is very well suited to survival. First, we have an opposing thumb... that puts us up one over many other species. Secondly, our bodies
can take a lot of damage and still survive. Kinda like an A-10 WartHog, We can lose one or more of our appendages and function fairly well. We can
lose one of two lungs, one of two kidneys, likewise with eyes, ears, and so forth...and still"survive."
I do not remember his name, but I do remember the story of a mountain man out in the rockies, he was attacked by a grizzly bear. She was at a river
protecting her cubs, and he was in the wrong place at the wrong time. During the attack, both of his legs were broken, his back was slashed and clawed
and badly lacerated. The bear wandered off with her cubs, leaving him for dead. BUT he was alive...
Although badly wounded, losing blood, and unable to walk or crawl...this mountain man literally clawed and pulled himself across 200 miles of
wilderness living off scavenged carcasses, wild berries, and roots. He applied mud to his back to stop the bleeding, aid in healing, and later applied
maggots to eat the decaying wounded flesh, then cleaning himself in a river. He finally made it to an outpost in Colorado, and after a hard
winter...fully recovered and went back out to trap again in the spring. Saw it on the history channel...wish I could remember the name...dang it.
Yup, the human body is an amazing thing.