Anyone unlucky enough to fall three stories stands around half a chance of surviving, according to the BBC. But when the fall occurs from around 10 floors, it nearly always proves fatal. However, some people defy the odds, like window cleaner Alcides Moreno. Indeed, in December 2007 he survived a 47-story fall in New York City, in what was later described as nothing short of a miracle.
Many people have big dreams about what they want to achieve in life. Maybe they want to become a doctor or lawyer, while others chase creative pursuits. Others might want to be CEO of their own company, or perhaps they have an invention or idea that could make the world a better place.
However, for millions of people around the world, the prospect of securing decent employment opportunities for them and their families can be difficult. And Alcides Moreno from Ecuador could certainly attest to that, as he considered his options in his home country.