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Mexican castaway survives 16 months drinking turtle blood

February 2, 2014 Castaways by Alvaro Cerezo
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His name is Jose Ivan, a Mexican sailor who was rescued recently after being 16 months adrift. But even more amazing is that his fibreglass boat is only 7 metres (23 feet) long…

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A Japanese castaway has been living ‘in the nude’ on a desert island for 21 years

January 28, 2013 Docastawayers in the Past by Alvaro Cerezo
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An elderly, 77 year old Japanese man has been living more than 21 years as a “castaway”, completely naked, on one of the few islands that remain deserted in the Sakishima Islands (Okinawa). His name is Masafumi Nagasaki….

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I’m dying of thirst. Can I start drinking seawater?

May 29, 2012 Castaway Survival by Alvaro Cerezo
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Before, when I saw a castaway having a bad time, literally dying for a drink but surrounded by seawater, the message in films was always ‘whatever happens, never drink seawater….

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The weirdest places on earth

April 9, 2012 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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If you are a crowded places, then you’re in luck as there are three ‘musts’ that you should visit.  These are …

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Did you know white beach sand is fish poop?

November 8, 2011 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
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Yes, and I’m not joking!! But if at the moment you find yourself on one of these beaches, and barefoot, you don’t have to rush for your sandals! Now that you know that the sand you are walking on is made up of minute excrements …

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The greatest danger on a desert island? A coconut falling on your head!

October 9, 2011 Curiosities by Alvaro Cerezo
Palm Tree Coconut Crash

For all those who on deciding to go to a desert island ask me questions like: What if a snake gets into my bed?…What if a shark bites my leg?…or the best of all….What should I do if I come face to face with a tiger? And my answer is always:
What you do have to be careful of are the coconuts!!! …

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