Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Wednesday Weird: Live by Eating Frozen Beer?

So apparently so some guy in Alaska is a genius. Okay, I'm being sarcastic. I have a feeling that will be a reoccurring theme on Wednesday Weird.

Clifton Vale got himself stuck in an Alaskan snowdrift and was in his truck for 3 days before rescuers found him. Vale decided to drive north along a road, just to see how far he could get on it. I am assuming, because it is Alaska, that there was a snowstorm and that it was not the brightest idea to drive on that road.

Vale got stuck in a snowdrift and couldn't dig his truck out. He figured he was stuck, and with no cell phone reception, he settled in to wait for rescue. He sat for 3 days in his truck wearing jeans, a jacket, and tennis shoes. I bet he was thankful for that coat! He climbed into a sleeping bag that he had stashed in the truck and wrapped a towel around his feet to stay warm in -17C temperatures.

As bad as the situation was, Vale was not without some comfort. Stuck right along with him were a few cans of Coors Light that had frozen through. He cut the cans open like it was a tinned meat can and ate the frozen beer with a pocket knife. After 60 hours in the truck, Vale lost about 16 pounds and began to hallucinate. No word on how much the Coors Light only diet had on the hallucinations.

Vale was rescued when his employer noticed he did not come in to work on time. Yay for punctuality!

Love is love, no matter the back story. <3 DS

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