Castaway Ate Turtles, Birds While Stranded 13 Months At Sea

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 50•05 Feb 4, 2014

A man calling himself Jose Salvador Alvarenga washed ashore in the Marshall Islands this week after allegedly being lost over a year at sea, explaining that he survived by eating birds and turtles and drinking his own urine, though authorities are still trying to verify his claims. What do you think?

  • “Big deal. I ate turtles and drank my own urine for 13 months without ever stepping foot outside my house.”

    Dwier Ottley –
    Unemployed

  • “See, this is exactly why I never go swimming without a knapsack full of hot dogs and Gatorade.”

    Maya Reid –
    Pearl Restorer

  • “Sometimes I wish I could get away from it all for a year and have authorities check up on my story.”

    Frank Kieferle –
    Claims Adjuster