A ruptured aortic aneurysm is known to cause death almost instantly. Basically a tear in one's main artery, it pours out blood at a heartbeat tempo and leaves a lifeless victim in its wake. The mortality rate from a burst aneurysm is 90% even if you make it to the hospital. Only a few survive.
Bob Crowley, a 57-year-old school teacher from Portland, Maine bested rivals half his age to win $1,000,000 in this year's season of CBS's Survivor. Here is Bob on CBS's Early Show explaining how his aged proved an asset for the competition. Congrats, Bob!
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