Thursday, December 21, 2006

Rodents Hibernate, Computers too, But Men!!


We all studied that rodents go into their holes during the summer to Hibernate, whole winter. Now, even computers Hibetnate :)..

But have you heard of men Hibernating?

Mitsutaka Uchikoshi survived a near freezing temperature for 3 weeks by going into a state of hibernation when he went missing.
A man who went missing in western Japan survived in near-freezing weather without food and water for over three weeks by falling into a state similar to hibernation, doctors said.

Mitsutaka Uchikoshi had almost no pulse, his organs had all but shut down and his body temperature was 71 degrees Fahrenheit when he was discovered on Rokko mountain in late October, said doctors who treated him at the nearby Kobe City General Hospital. He had been missing for 24 days.

"On the second day, the sun was out, I was in a field, and I felt very comfortable. That's my last memory," Uchikoshi, 35, told reporters Tuesday before returning home from hospital. "I must have fallen asleep after that."
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