This is another of Doug’s picks, wherein he learned many fascinting bits of trivia he was then able to use to enlighten and entertain his colleagues and family members. For instance: What would you suppose is the maximum distance a person could free-fall and survive? Have a number in mind? Now double it, triple it, quadruple it. You’re probably still grossly underestimating. The answer is actually 33,000 feet, as proven by Vesna Vulovic, a Serbian flight attendant who plummeted over six miles to Earth when a bomb exploded on her plane mid-flight. Not only did she live to tell about it, but she went back to work for the airlines and flew 20 more years before retiring.
The Survivors Club