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Fernando “Nando” Seler Parrado Dolgay, or simply Nando Parrado, was a key survivor in the 1972 Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 crash in the Andes; he acted as a leader, a savior, a loyal son and a devoted brother. Nando belonged to a family of five that included his father Seler, mother Eugenia and sisters Graciela and Susanna, also known as Susy. This cordial, loving family lived in luminous Montevideo, Uruguay and Nando played for the Stella Maris College Alumni team, the Old Christians. In addition
Introduction I. Imagine our class as a rugby team and Mrs. Edwards as our coach as we were flying over the Himalayas for a tournament until our plane suddenly crashes. A. Although we’re most of us survived, we barely have any food to live on. B. Would we have to resort to cannibalism? II. Cannibalism can be defined as any animal or human that eats their own kind. A. But for the sake of my speech, we will focus on humans. B. I know that you may be thinking how on earth I arrived
Cannibalism is has always been a taboo topic in western culture. Most people are familiar with the concepts of cannibalism because of movies like Silence of the Lambs, Fried Green Tomatoes, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, and many others. However, very few people understand the truth and the definitions behind what cannibalism really is and the reasons its done. When most people consider the topic of Cannibalism it is typically thought of as a non-western practice. People are generally willing to
Alive Book Report The book ALIVE, by Piers Paul Read identified many possible themes, although I do think there are two that stand out. These two themes are survival and cooperation. Survival plays a major throughout the entire story. The most gruesome part in the story occurred when the remaining 28 passengers of the Fairchild were forced to cut up and eat there deceased friends and family members so that they would be able to survive. This drastic action was long disputed. This group
Log 1- We (The Old Christians Rugby team) have been on our flight to Chile for a couple of hours and have just received word that we will be stopping in Mendoza, Argentina and not in Santiago, Chile due to inclement weather. We are headed to Santiago to play some exhibition matches against some top Chilean rugby squads. The date is Thursday, October, 12 1972 and we are hoping to be in Santiago by the end of the day and don’t want to be flying on the unlucky Friday the thirteenth. I am Roberto Canessa
Fernando Seler Parrado was born December 9, 1949. He was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. His parents were Seler and Eugenia Parrado. Fernando’s nickname was Nando. He was the second of three children, with an older sister, Graciela, and a younger sister, Susana, or Susy. Nando graduated from Stella Maris College and he played for their alumni rugby team, Old Christians Club. After graduating, he decided to enroll in a university. He decided to enroll in an agricultural school, but his father
Many people imagine that if they were put in a survival situation that they would know exactly what to do and survive. The film Surviving The Andes Plane Crash is a documentary about how the members of the Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571 survived a horrific plane crash on October 13, 1972. The flight was supposed to go from Uruguay to Chile but when the plane struck a mountain, the survivors of the crash were forced to survive 60 days in the middle of the Andes mountains. Survivors ate their friend’s