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Sunday, May 13, 2007

What you know can save your life!

"An investment in knowledge pays the best interest." - Benjamin Franklin

Below is a true story where two hikers survived when they put their knowledge into use.

Two New Zealand hikers lost in hilltop mist for two nights were saved after they re-charged their dead mobile phone by removing the battery and leaving it for 15 minutes in the sun when it broke through.

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"The single most important lesson for anyone anywhere is that what you know can save your life and what you don't know can kill you" - Dengle (a member of the Tsunami Survey Team)

It is the lack of knowledge and warning system about Tsunami that killed so many people on 26 December 2004. This incident tell us that knowledge can save many lives!

"Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information upon it." - Samuel Johnson

For those who travel a lot, it might be beneficial to know a list of gadgets and ideas that might help you survive in the wild.

Being aware of all the Warning Signs of Heart Attack and Stroke is valuable because it could be a matter of life and death .

Have you personally experience such in your life or have any story to share?

Photo by AJ Franklin taken from this source

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3 comments:

Lillie Ammann said...

I have experienced a stroke and have just written a series of posts about it for Stroke Awareness Month. I have a post scheduled for tomorrow about symptoms of stroke and what a bystander can do to determine if medical treatment is needed.

surjit said...

Quite informative post.
Good luck.

Sam Chan said...

Hi Lillie Ammann,
I am sorry to know that you had a stroke. You and your family must had gone through a difficult time when that happen. Thanks for sharing your valuable experience in your blog. Looking forward to check out your post. Best wishes.


Hi Surjit,
I am glad that you find this post informative. Thank you.