How Long Could You Survive After A Plane Crash On A Desert Island?

  • Picture the scene: you’re quietly snoozing against the plane’s window, imagining your upcoming holiday, the cool sea and warm breeze – until you find yourself hurtling towards the ground at an alarming speed, surrounded by screaming children and adults.

    The good news? You survive the plane crash. The bad news? You’re stuck on a desert island, with only the clothes you’re in and your common sense. But you’ve seen Lost, read Robinson Crusoe, and have your own personalised pen-knife – so surely surviving will be a piece of cake?

    Don’t assume you’ll be fine too quickly. Maybe it’ll be the testosterone charged golf player that’ll get you – or perhaps the gangrenous hole on your left shoulder that replaced your arm. Either way, test your chances, and find out whether you’ll last Lord of the Flies style, or peter out like Piggy.

    Take the Quiz!
  • 1. Have you ever spent any time in an empty, desolate, terrible place devoid of all humanity?

  • 2. Do you have any survival experience?

  • 3. There are four other passengers alive: a fat man, a thin woman, a muscular man and an elderly woman. Who do you eat first?

  • 4. Have you ever drunk your own urine?

  • 5. You wake up on the beach after the crash; what’s the first thing you do?

  • 6. If someone handed you a collection of bamboo shoots, leaves, coconuts, and a frog, what could you make?

  • 7. If your arm was snapped in two from the crash, which emotion would it invoke?

  • 8. What would you do with said snapped arm?

  • 9. How long can you go between meals?

  • 10. How will you cope with not seeing any of your loved ones?

  • 11. Have you ever fought a dangerous animal, such as a rabid dog or an angry swan?

  • 12. Given a sharp stick and a heavy rock, what’s the largest animal you could successfully hunt?

  • 13. If you wake up and there is a giant, snarling, rabid warthog standing over you, what do you think?

  • Your Result