True Stories

  • 152 Dead. One Survived.

    152 Dead. One Survived.

    The odds of living after even the most serious plane crash are 76 percent. The odds of being the only one left alive are… >>

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Quick Thinking Saves a Couple Stalled in a Train's Way

Chris Ihle, a former mortgage consultant, received a Carnegie Medal for his act of courage. >>

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The Husband Who Vanished

For 15 years, Anne McDonnell lived in limbo—not knowing whether her Jim was dead or alive. Then… >>

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Frozen Back to Life: How Hypothermia Can Help Cheat Death

One hundred years ago, hypothermia was often lethal. Now doctors induce it to save people on the… >>