Prashant holidaying abroad fell off a yacht into deep water. He could
not swim and he was not wearing anything to keep him afloat. It took 30
minutes for the people on the yacht to realize someone was missing. The
missing man was rescued two hours later.
Why didn't he drown?
He fell into the Dead Sea, which lies between Israel and Jordan. The water is so salty and dense that anyone in it floats very easily.
An American nightclub called 'The Coconut Grove' had a terrible fire in
which over 400 people died. A simple design flaw in the building led to
the death toll being so high. Subsequently, regulations were changed to
ensure that all public buildings throughout the country eliminated this
one detail which proved so deadly. What was it?
The doors at 'The Coconut Grove' opened inward. In the mad panic to escape the fire, people were crushed against the doors and could not pull them open. After 'The Coconut Grove' disaster in 1942, all public buildings had to have doors which opened outward.