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A man named Poon Lim holds the record for the longest survival at sea adrift.  Good story for a choppy market and keeping the faith after having fulfillment of hopes postponed.
  
From Wikipedia: "Poon Lim or Lim Poon (March 8, 1918 - January 4, 1991) was a Chinese sailor who survived 133 days alone in the South Atlantic." His raft was rescued by Brazilian fishermen on April 5, 1943.

An account of Lim's story was presented in Sole Survivor by Ruthanne Lum McCunn.   


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  1. Anatoly Veltman on March 17, 2008 10:34 am

    Great story to know from history, Pitt!

    On lighter note (St.Paddy's special): it's probably just as rough to try to survive, living in Paul McCartny's residence. Heather Mills was awarded $48.5m today, or $12m for each year that she survived that diet!

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