The most suspenseful survival stories of all time
Two hundred years ago today, the American whaling ship Essex was sunk by a sperm whale
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From 'Robinson Crusoe' to 'The Revenant,' stories about overcoming odds have always been popular. It's easy to see why, as there's nothing quite like watching someone on the edge, doing anything they can to live another day. Here's a roundup of real-life survival stories, so gripping that they surpass any work of fiction. Take a look at the most suspenseful survival stories of all time.
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