10 People Who Survived the Impossible

6. Mauro Prosperi

You might have been thirsty at some point or another but you’ve never been so thirsty you would drink your own urine. As a keen endurance runner Prosperi was competing in The Marathon of Sands in Morocco when a massive sandstorm blew him off course. Somehow he ended up running several hundred kilometers to neighboring Algeria where he took shelter in an abandoned mosque and ate some of its resident bats. After a failed suicide attempt (he was so dehydrated his blood had thickened) he was found by a nomadic family and returned to safety. It’s fair to say he probably never wants to see another bat again.

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