14 thoughts on “Meet Frane Selak”

  1. Now that his face is recognized, can you imagine getting on a bus, or plane, or train, and seeing him sitting in the seat next to you.

  2. I wouldn’t mind being around him. The odds are against anything more happening.

    This reminds me about the former CEO of Boeing was afraid to fly due to the odds of a bomb being on board. Soon he started flying again and someone questioned him as to why he had a change of heart. He replied that the odds of being on a plane with a bomb was about 1 in 100,000, but the odds of two bombs on a plane is 1 in 10,000,000,000, so he always carried a bomb when he flew.

  3. I don’t care what it costs, he needs to be hired to be in the Secret Service NOW. I want the president having the kind of security he can provide.

  4. What it doesn’t tell you is that Frano Selak GAVE AWAY his lottery winnings.


    “Now the pensioner has decided that “money cannot buy happiness” and has decided to live a frugal life.
    He has sold his luxury home on a private island, given away his fortune to family and friends and moved back to his modest home in Petrinja, which is south of Zagreb, in the centre of the country.
    He kept the last bit of his winnings for a hip replacement operation so he could enjoy life with his wife and also so he could build a shrine to the Virgin Mary to give thanks for his luck.”

  5. I didn’t say that because there was no article that it was BS but that they specifically REMOVED the article because they thought it was BS. That was why I asked if anybody had any corroborated information.

    Specifically it says:
    This page has been deleted. The deletion and move log for the page are provided below for reference.
    21:03, 20 November 2009 Jclemens (talk | contribs) deleted page Frane Selak (Expired PROD, concern was: No notability apart from being the subject of uncorroborated tall tales. No significant WP:RS coverage. WP:NOTNEWS.)

    • When I check Wikipedia, it only says that no article exist. Where are you looking to find the info about a deletion? I don’t know how reliable The Telegraph is, but it seems pretty straight, and I find nothing on Snopes.

  6. Hi Richard
    search for selak
    click on “Frane”
    click on “Frane Selak”
    You get a big red bar at the top explaining that the entry was removed.

    Unfortunately British Newspapers like some over here don’t always do their due diligence…

    I couldn’t find anything positive or negative on Snopes either – I will admit that it would be great if it were true
    but the sheer number of times that he has had “bad luck” makes me wonder how many of the stories
    are just that… Or at least being economical with the truth.

    • I found the entry that you referred to. I also did some research on the accidents. There never were any airplane crashs in Croatia (Yugoslavia in the 60’s), so it does seem that the truth was stretched a bit…

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