The Most Unlucky Man on Earth

The Most Unlucky Man on Earth

What’s more unlucky than having your car
burst into flames? – Having it happen twice.
– Let’s talk about that. ♪ (theme music) ♪ – Good Mythical Morning. (sighs)
– Today we’re gonna talk about bad luck. And I just wanna say right off the bat,
we wish you the best of luck… – We do. Best of luck to you.
– …in life today, and for the rest of your life. Typically, when one speaks
of bad luck, you start to think about things like getting a flat tire
on the way into a job interview… – (groaning)
– …or stepping in cat barf, barefoot. – Oh, has that happened to you?
– Well… – Has that happened to anyone?
– …it was very un– – Of course it happens to people…
– Yeah. – …if they’re unlucky.
– It’s probably happening to somebody – right now, statistically speaking.
– Ooh! Sorry about that. Somebody watching this show. Oh,
sorry for that. But today, we are taking unluckiness to a
whole new level. In fact, to a total – extreme. Two extremes.
– Right. I have done some research on – the world’s unluckiest man.
– Oh yeah. Some interesting things happened to him
that will make you thankful that you’re – not him.
– But I don’t wanna give short shrift – to the ladies.
– Don’t shrift it up. Don’t shrift it. So first I wanna share with you who I
believe to be the world’s most – unluckiest woman.
– The most unluckiest? – Most unluckiest!
– Wow, that’s really unlucky ’cause it’s – also incorrect grammar. So incorrect.
– (laughing) (Link) Jeanne Rogers of Dover-Foxcroft,
Maine. She has been quoted, Rhett, as saying, “Dying doesn’t scare me, but
living scares the crap out of me.” – And here’s why.
– Okay. She’s gotten a whole litany of stuff here
that makes her the most unluckiest woman. For starters, when she was 18, she and a
friend were taking pictures on a cruise ship off the coast of Martha’s Vineyard. – Oh, that’s lucky. Got to take a cruise!
– “Marther’s.” Then it takes a turn when she starts
backing up to get in the photo, and – Jeanne falls off the back of the ship.
– Oh, that’s bad. – And if it couldn’t get worse, it did.
– (quiet laughing) – It did get worse so it did.
– Okay. – She’s unlucky, so it got worse.
– Yes. I’m assuming so. Her friend is running to get help,
falls, hits her head, faints, and can no longer get help, so the ship
just goes on. Finally, she comes to, and then she realizes, “Oh yeah, that’s
what just happened,” so she goes and finds help. They have to turn the whole
ship around, and there she is, just – waitin’ in the water. (stammering)
– Jeanne. – Just waiting. Unlucky Jeanne.
– Waitin’ for her picture to be taken. Years later, she was selling cosmetics
door to door with her son. Let’s pause – there. Think about that. Okay, move on.
– (laughing) – She noticed a funny bird was flying by.
– Ah! Li’l funny bird! The funny bird landed on her head. It
turned out to be a bat, and the bat was – attacking her.
– A bat’s a very funny bird. – (laughing) [inaudible]
– So funny, it’s a bat. It began peeing on her head, biting her
head, and attaching itself to her scalp. – Wow, this bat was… crazy.
– She continued to go door to door, – but this time…
– Bat-urine crazy. She was no longer selling cosmetics. She
was now just trying to get help, but people were so freaked out, they wouldn’t
come to the door. She finally went to a – vet, who smoked the bat out of her hair.
– Oh, the vet just didn’t smoke him, – so like (inhales)
– (laughing) – “Wow, you got a bat in your hair.”
– (laughing) – She smoked it out. I get it.
– Yeah, the vet smoked it out. – That’s a thing that you can do?
– Not to mention… – I’m going to the vet.
– …she’s been struck by lightning twice. – She’s been mugged…
– Hold on. Don’t just skip over that. – Don’t give that short shrift.
– No, she’s… She’s been struck by lightning? I mean,
the bat in the hair: okay, that can – happen to anybody. Twice?!
– She’s ben, uh… The odds of that are 1 in 700,000,
for it to happen once. – She’s been mugged, meh.
– Unlikely. – She’s been shot…
– “Meh, she’s been mugged.” She’s been shot at while on horseback,
and she’s fallen into an open manhole. (laughing) Oh, gosh. That’s like…
No. No, she hasn’t. On a happier note, she accidentally
pantsed Mr. Rogers at the pool. – Huh?
– This is a true story, you know… – (Rhett) THE Mr. Rogers?
– (Link) Mr. Rogers, THE Mr. Rogers… – (Rhett) My neighbor?
– They have the same last name. (stammering) The Rogers family was
paged. They both get out of the pool. Somehow, she grabs onto THE Mr. Rogers’
drawstring and pulls his pants down – at the pool. How unlucky can you get?!
– He probably had, like, long johns – under his bathing suit, though. Right?
– ‘Cause he’s so wholesome. ‘Cause he’s Mr. Rogers. He had a
speedo at least under there. So then, he proceeds to beat the crap
out of her. (laughing) The one flaw Mr. Roger’s
character… – No.
– He sicced a bat on her. No, he wasn’t that upset. He just pulled
his pants back up. – Yeah. “Oh my!” (laughing)
– She says, “Life’s a trip. – Don’t go anywhere.” So that’s it.
– That’s the world’s unluckiest woman. That makes her the mo– So can the
unluckiest man top that? – Is my question.
– I don’t know. You be the judge, Mythical Beasts! This guy, Frano Selak. He’s a
95-year-old music teacher from Croatia. He’s basically living in a Final
Destination movie. – What do you mean?
– Well, in 1962, he was traveling by train from Sarajevo to Dubrovnik when
the train suddenly derailed and fell into an icy river. So he’s on a train that
falls into an icy river. – [inaudible]
– Pretty unlucky. 17 people drown, but not Frano. He manages to swim to
safety, and he only ends up with a – broken arm. So that’s kinda lucky,
– Wow! unlucky all at the same time. Next year,
1963, not to be outdone, he decides he’s – gonna take his first airplane flight.
– Oh, no. This would turn out to be his last
airplane flight. So the plane starts – going down in the middle of the flight.
– Because he’s on it. And the door flies open and sucks him
out. So it’s like one of those… It’s like a movie. This only happens in
the movie, that you get sucked out of – the plane.
– Did he land in an icy river again? – He landed in a haystack.
– Oh. I’m not making this up. He landed in a
haystack and survived. Everyone else on board, all 19 people,
did not land in a haystack. – They died?
– They stayed in the plane and died. – He got sucked out and lived?
– Yeah. Link, I’m only gettin’ started with this guy. There’s a 1 in 4 million
chance that you’ll be in a plane crash. I don’t know what the chances are you’ll
be in a plane crash, be sucked out, and then land in a haystack. No one has
done the research on that. After the train and the icy
river thing, too. In 1966, that’s a few years later, he’s in
a bus. He’s like, (Russian-like accent) “I’m not going in
this plane any more, heh. I go on the plane with no wings: the bus.” – (laughing) Transportation…
– (laughing) Transportation does not work for
this guy. So, this again, but he cannot avoid an icy
river, because it skids off the road into – (through laughter) an icy river!
– What?! He swims to the shore, mostly
unharmed. 1970… – Still livin’. Still tickin’.
– He’s like (same accent) “I don’t ride – my bus now. I ride my car.” His own car.
– ‘Kay. So he’s in his own car. Do you like when I
do an impersonation of him? – Do you like that? Tell me to stop…
– I love it. – …if you don’t like it.
– It’s accurate. It’s accurate. His car spontaneously bursts into flames,
because his fuel tank explodes. – That happens every day.
– He narrowly escapes. (same accent) “But he decides to — I will
keep to ride the car.” I have to get around somehow. 1973: car fire again.
This time… the faulty fuel pump causes flames to
shoot out of the air vents. This is like having a blowtorch. You turn
on the heat, and it’s blowtorch. – (laughing) Yeah.
– Singes most of hair off. – How much hair did he have?
– Uh, I don’t know. I haven’t seen the – pre-pirctures, Link.
– Oh. But listen. There’s a quiet period for
22 years. – Oh, just a ticking time bomb.
– 22 years later in 1995, he’s not — (same accent) “I only walk. I walk
everywhere I go.” – (laughing)
– He gets run over by a bus. – What?!
– (laughing) – He got run over by a bus?!
– Gets run over by a bus. Again, – walks away with just cuts and bruises.
– Was the bust full of icy river water? No, it did not knock him into an icy
river. 1996, the very next year, he’s driving. (same accent) “I drive again.
Why not?!” He’s driving again through the mountains, and he runs headfirst towards
a giant truck. He swerves to avoid it, sending the car off of a 300-foot cliff.
Now, you gotta think this is it. Frano — he’s going to die now. What
can he do? (same accent) “Well, I jump out of car
into tree.” – What?
– He jumps out of the car — like a freaking Tom Cruise… – like Mission Impossible.
– He’s like a stuntman. Jumps out of the car, lands in the tree,
hangs out in the tree until rescuers show up. And then everything, at the
age of 76, everything takes a turn in a new direction, because he starts to think
to himself — I’m sort of interpolating here — you know what, I may be the
luckiest man in the world… – That’s what I’m thinking!
– …’cause I’ve survived all these things. That’s what I’m thinking. He’s
simultaneously the unluckiest and – luckiest at the same time.
– And he proves it. He goes and buys – a lottery ticket, and wins
– (Link) No… one m-m-m-m-million dollars! Or
what is — rubles? I don’t know how many rubles that is.
I don’t even know if that’s the correct – term. By anyway… he wins the lottery!
– I can’t… – I can’t even believe this.
– It seems like a movie, but apparently it’s all true. He gives away
most of the money. He ends up finding love with his most recent wife,
his fifth wife. Fifth time’s the charm. – Did he get lucky?
– And he gets… probably with all of them. – (laughing)
– (laughing) Uh, and then… he gets featured in an amazing Doritos
commercial, recounting his story… – (Link) Okay.
– …and all the things that have happened to him. So now he’s even getting royalty.
You know, he’s gettin’ that commercial – money. No, he’s not royalty,
– He’s now royalty? he’s just making that… residuals is the
word I was looking for. – Wow!
– (same accent) “Residuals. Now I make – residuals.”
– And what’s his attitude like? – He’s just, you know what, he’s just like,
– He’s lovin’ it. “Throw me in an icy river. I don’t care.
I’ve married five women. I’ve almost – died a million times.”
– He needs to be a stuntman in movies. This is amazing. Let us know the most
unluckiest thing thats’s ever happened to you, but just keep it positive in the
comments. – And thanks for liking and commenting.
– You know what time it is. – I’m Annabelle.
– And I’m Olivia. – And we’re in
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We share our auto accident brushes with – unluckiness.
– “Shout out to toothpicks.” – Shout out to you, toothpicks.
– ♪ (solemn trumpet) ♪ (Rhett) More Americans choke on you
than any other object. (Link) But you’re so essential that you’re
included in some Swiss Army knives. (Rhett) Archeological evidence shows that
Neanderthals used you. (Link) And when you’re lackadaisically
hanging from some dude’s lip, you – automatically make him look cool.
– If it’s 1956. (unison) Toothpicks. [Captioned by Kevin:
GMM Captioning Team]

100 thoughts on “The Most Unlucky Man on Earth

  1. So when I was 9 I fractured my back in 2 places (still donโ€™t know how) which took almost a year and a half to fully heal. Soon after I turned 11 I got a concussion from running into a wall that lasted 3 months, during which I could only go to school for small periods of time. 2 months after I was concussion-free I got my foot run over by a car and had to have 2 surgeries to fix my broken and displaced bones. While I was bedridden from my surgeries, I contracted the stomach flu (let me just say, trying to crutch to the bathroom to throw up in the toilet is ALWAYS unsuccessful). 6 months after the initial foot-under-car incident I was running in gym class and fractured my tibia (shin bone). I was on crutches for 3 months. Then, I had about a year of health until I contracted Lyme disease when I was 13 and nearly died (during this time, I slept nearly 23 hours a day, felt intense pain, and lost my ability to speak and read). It took 19 doctors and 4 years, but I was made a pretty good recovery. However, the Lyme disease has left me with narcolepsy and chronic pain. I am now 18 years old, and in the past few months some symptoms from the Lyme disease have returned.

    TL;DR: I consider myself to be the most unlucky person I know, but I have been lucky enough to recover (mostly) and have a wonderful family who have helped me a lot.

  2. No,no Rhett, not rubles. Our currency is called a "kuna" (which literally, when translated to english means "marten")
    Rubles are the currency of Russia. We have different currencies.

  3. Went to a vet for a bat in her hair, wth? Why would she just let it stay in her hair for all the time it took to go to a vet instead of just pulling it out of her hair? I've had a bat fly into my hair and I just tossed it out, 2 seconds, end of story. I'm so confused by this woman's logic lol. As for the guy who fell out of the plane and survived by falling in a haystack… that must have been about a 50ft high haystack. Even then I highly doubt it's physically possible to survive that. We aren't living in the world of Assassins Creed

  4. My case of bad luck was when I was 9
    My 3 siblings and I were playing outside when a random dog ran up. I love dogs, so I started playing with it. It started nipping at my flip-flops so I took one off and held it up and the dog jumped for it and landed on my foot. I went inside to clean it and my whole foot was swollen green within an hour. Went to the hospital and had all sorts of tests ran on me while the swelling crawled up my leg. After a week they ended up trying a concoction of anti-venoms and BAM. swelling started going down…. Turns out the random dog SOME HOW got COPPERHEAD VENOM on its feet!!!!
    Worst batch of luck I ever had


    Then a month and a half later, my best friend got actually bit by a copperhead

  5. I once slipped and fell down the stairs before a bowling meet in highschool while also trying to carry my bag full of three bowling balls with me.

    Interestingly, I fell down the stairs first, only sliding on my ass, but then-

    -my bowling bag(probably close to 50lbs) came tumbling down and cocked me in the back of the head.

    I was COMPLETELY UNHARMED, and didn't even feel the impact of the bag. My grandma witnessed the entire thing and thought I just died. ๐Ÿ˜‚


  7. Have you guys heard of the guy who got struck by lightning seven times? He holds the guiness world record. He shot himself.

  8. I thought it was The most unluckiest luckiest man… cause if you search up Frane selak it will show he's known for "Worlds Unluckiest man" Worlds Luckiest man"

  9. If you think about it he is more lucky than unlucky because he survived all this and he has a bunch of story's to tell

  10. I was playing tag when I was like 8 and my friend kicked my finger and it broke it I was crying soooooooooooooo Much and the teacher told me to shut up It doesnโ€™t hurt that much

  11. Once again proof to me of simulation reality theory. Some alien in another dimension has a pet human who's program is sadistic.

  12. I was โ€œstruckโ€ by lightning. I was washing my hands in a thunderstorm and went to turn of the water, when I touched the facet lightning struck the house and I went flying across the kitchen

  13. My unlucky story: I went swimming with my friends when I get a text, my brother got stabbed. That same week my grand father got a stroke both times I was swimming with my friend in the exact same pool ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™ƒ

  14. Man Iโ€™ve stepped on the cats throw up in the middle of the night and OMG it was SOOOOO NASTY IT WAS ALL WARM AND IT CAUSED ME TO SLIP ๐Ÿคฎ๐Ÿคฎ

  15. Dover-Foxcroft is the true Maine boonies! I however I'm the unluckiest woman on Earth and my mother and father always told me that it started fairly young and it's still going on. And I was born and raised in Maine and do not live in the boonies I spent 25 years living overseas wherever I wanted to go and that was a mess as well!

  16. We whatched this in class, our teacher said you were interviewers๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚
    I said " oh cool we are whatching good mythical morning!" She said "shush" and then clicked away๐Ÿ˜ญ

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