A 30-year-old man has proven that if one applies knowledge and wits one could go a long way, even save lives.
German national Arne Murke was commissioned to transport a sailboat from new Zealand to Brazil. However, while sailing in Tolaga bay in New Zealand a rough weather caused the boom to unexpectedly swing and knock Murke off into the water with his arm tangled to the rope.
Luckily the rope got untangled from his arm within seconds and Murke was set loose in the waves.
But Murke was not wearing any life-jacket. His brother tossed him one with a rope attached to it and even tried to steer the boat towards his brother, however, Arne was already out of his sight by then.
Murke was now left at the mercy of the sea. But he was reminded of an old trick to create a life boat out of jeans.
Murke had a T-shirt and a pair of jeans on him. He calmed himself down and removed his jeans, made knots from the end of its legs and inflated it. He then pulled it over water and get air inside and then pushed it under water just like an improvised life vest.
In a similar noteworthy incident of daily object turning into lifesavers an Australian man's life was saved through an iPhone.
An arrow fired was fired at the man, however due to a stroke of good luck, was able to block it with his iPhone.
The incident took place in the city of Nimbin in New South Wales and the police in a statement later confirmed that the 43-year-old man who was attacked, suffered just a small scratch on his chin, as his mobile phone acted as a shield.
The attacker, who is said to be a 39-year-old man was later arrested at the scene was taken to the police station, where he was charged with the intent to commit an indictable offence, and causing actual bodily harm and malicious damage.