Meet the Luckiest People in History



What does being lucky mean? People involved in an accident usually feel lucky to be alive. Finding money on the street is considered a sign of good luck. Winning the lottery or a jackpot at Red Flush casino is also a sign of good luck. Sometimes luck has nothing to do with it, though – the Red Flush has quite a few games that need as much skill as fortune to be profitable. In this case, winning is not due to luck but it can be attributed to hard work and a lot of exercises. Most Red Flush players are, in turn, seeking fun, not wins, there, which makes them lucky if they win big. But no Red Flush player has ever been as lucky as the people below.

Fidel Castro

One of the most famous presidents of all time was Fidel Castro, the long-time leader of communist Cuba. He ruled the country for more than three decades and has probably stepped on quite a few toes during this time. This is probably the reason why so many attempts on his life happened.

While there’s no official statistic to show the true number, rumors say that he survived not less than 630 assassination attempts. Among the people trying to off him, there were foreign agents as well as mafia members, using everything from poisoned needles to exploding cigars. Out of this large number of attempts, some were surely thwarted by pure luck.

Bill Morgan

Australian Bill Morgan considered himself to be lucky to have survived a horrible accident – a truck crashed into his car, nearly killing him. The paramedics have brought him back to life after 14 minutes of struggle but he fell into a coma for 12 days. When his family decided to disconnect him from life support, he miraculously recovered from the coma.

Morgan surely felt lucky to have survived such an accident and decided to celebrate by trying his luck with a scratch card. He won a car worth $27,000 and made the news. When asked to recreate the lucky feat, he bought another card and scratched it – he won again, this time $250,000 on live TV.

Tsutomu Yamaguchi

Tsutomu Yamaguchi was a draftsman designing oil tankers in Nagasaki. In the summer of 1945, he had to travel to Hiroshima on business. He was on his way home when he realized that he forgot his travel stamp at his workplace. He returned to get it and was returning to the station when the Enola Gay dropped the Little Boy over the city. At the time of the explosion, Tsutomu Yamaguchi was at a distance of three kilometers from the blast. He temporarily blinded, his eardrums ruptured, and he suffered severe burns… but he lived. He returned home to Nagasaki on the next day, and he was telling his supervisor about the explosion when the second nuclear bomb, the Fat Man, destroyed his hometown. As you might guess, he survived once again – he lived a healthy life until the age of 93.


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