Do you consider yourself lucky?
Meet Frane Selak, whose life is like from a movie. Solak has cheated death seven times and he also happened to win the lottery ( €800,000) after all these close death experiences.
Frane Solak was born in 1929 in Croatia and this is his lucky timeline.
1962 – train flips off the track and crashes into a river. Someone pulled Selak to safety, while 17 other passengers drowned.
1963 – during his first and only plane ride, the plane crashes and kills 19 people, while he was sucked out of a malfunctioning plane door and landed in a haystack
1966 – a bus that he was riding skids off the road and into a river, drowning four passengers. Selak swam to shore with a few cuts and bruises.
1970 – his car caught fire as he was driving and he managed to escape before the fuel tank blew up.
1973 – in another driving incident, the engine of his car was doused with hot oil from a malfunctioning fuel pump, causing flames to shoot through the air vents.
1995 – he gets hit by a bus in Zagreb, sustaining only minor injuries.
1996 – he gets into a head-on collision with a United Nations truck on a mountain curve by swerving into a guardrail, which gave way under the force of his car; he was ejected from the car when the door flew open (he wasn’t wearing a seatbelt) and watched his car plummet down 90 metres (300 ft) into a gorge.
2003 – two days after his 73rd birthday, Selak won €800,000 ($1,110,000 U.S. dollars) in the lottery.
2010 – he decides to give most of the remaining money away to relatives and friends after deciding to live a frugal lifestyle
image via: Telegraph