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~ Monday, July 11, 2005
 
AT FIRST I WAS AFRAID

50 potted true stories of survival from the web:

survived by eating fruit brought to him by a monkey
survived by eating the sea peas growing on a shingle beach
survived by eating insects during droughts
survived by eating newspapers
survived by eating mine timbers
survived by eating small fish that he caught with his hands
survived by eating winter purslane known as 'miners' lettuce'
survived by eating bread made from sawdust
survived by eating sugar beets and tulip bulbs
survived by eating their enemies
survived by eating the tallow from their lamps
survived by eating non-food food like fruit
survived by eating ketchup, jelly and dried pasta
survived by eating the sheep, one by one
survived by eating roadkill
survived by eating the other five
survived by eating the flesh of dead animals or prickly pears
survived by eating lumber, bugs, leaves and her own hair and by drinking rainwater
survived by eating his weight in live insects every day
survived by eating turtle meat and drinking the reptiles' blood
survived by eating egg corns and wild berries
survived by eating the wool of their dead companions
survived by eating pigeons until he was rescued
survived by eating 'painter's soup' - a cheap concoction of chicken innards, chopped onion and water
survived by eating Steller's seacows
survived by eating lichen and leather from their boots
survived by eating deer that George poached
survived by eating yam and lugaw
survived by eating the wolves that had eaten the others
survived by eating crackers, spam and dried milk tablets
survived by eating rotting coal
survived by eating sawdust and rats
survived by eating two birds that landed on his shoulder
survived by eating grass and worms
survived by eating a box of Fruit Roll-Ups they found in Timmy Johnson's book bag and some Pop-Tarts they found in Timmy Johnson's book bag
survived by eating their dead team-mates
survived by eating penguin eggs
survived by eating everything from toads to berries to rattlesnakes to mules
survived by eating black rice balls which resembled pig’s shit and were prepared by an old jail guard using black tree leaves
survived by eating snakes, vultures and leaves
survived by eating the scabs off their sores
survived by eating flour, sugar and popcorn seeds
survived by eating raw roots, horse, dried salmon, grouse, laxative pills, coyote, crow, candle wax and dogs
survived by eating fruit off an uprooted palm trunk she was clinging to and floating packets of instant noodles
survived by eating carob seeds while learning Torah together
survived by eating his underpants
survived by eating offal that wolves had rejected
survived by eating leftover sandwiches
survived by eating anything he could find, including grasshoppers, termites and a wolf caught in a trap
survived by eating snow

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