Old Man Survives on Windshield Wiper Fluid in DesertS

Drinking windshield wiper fluid doesn't exactly sound refreshing (or, you know, safe), but that's what 84-year-old Henry Morello did to survive while he was stranded in the Arizona desert for five days. He got his car stuck in a ditch on the way home one night from his favorite restaurant, Harold's Corral: "My phone went dead, my battery went dead, and I went dead," Morello told The Arizona Republic.

Morello used a napkin to filter the fluid, and read the car manual to keep himself busy. At night he used floor mats as blankets. On his fifth day in the desert, Morello was rescued by hikers and he's now recovering in a hospital. That's one tough old man.

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