If I ever have a large piece of furniture land on me, I hope I'm as lucky as Joe Galliott of Somerset, England.
Recently during a power outage, Galliott tripped over a phone cord in his home, fell against a sofa, which then landed on top of him, trapping him on the ground. He was unable to free himself because of a bad back and was trapped for two and a half days.
Galliott survived his 60-hour ordeal by sipping whisky.
The BBC reports that luckily for Galliott a bottle of whisky rolled near him and he was able to drink from it until a neighbor became concerned and investigated why he had not seen the 65-year-old man for sometime. "I took a sip of it and thought, well this isn't too bad," he said.
He spent 5 days in the hospital recovering from the incident and says he plans to keep a bottle of whisky near the sofa in the future, just in case.