When Tsutomu Yamaguchi survived two nuclear bombs in 2 days in Japan during World War II, he became the luckiest man in the 20th century. As the new century came, more wishes of good luck were passed between 7 billion human tongues an uncountable number of times but not so many materialized. However, in the young 21st century, some people have had too much luck to explain, some even surpassing Tsutomu’s. From death cheaters to lottery winners, these people continue to defy all odds to become the luckiest people on earth. These are the ten most remarkable stories that lucky people were able to share with the world.
The year 2014 brought two major airplane disasters just four months apart, and this cyclist escaped both of them. Marteen De Jonge who was traveling both times for rides with his Malaysian riding team Terengganu changed his mind on the MH17 flight that was shot down in Ukraine as he wanted to avoid a stopover in Beijing. The flight was shot down by pro-Russia rebels in Eastern Ukraine killing all the passengers. He also had a ticket for the Malaysian flight MG370 which went off course and was never found. This time, he wanted to save money by moving to a cheaper flight that was going through Frankfurt. The resulting story was a total shocker; he was simply the luckiest man in 2014.