This week’s Badass is an evil charlatan, someone known for his crazy, out-of-control beard, wild eyes, commanding personality and alleged “mystic powers” that allowed him to turn the Empress of Russia into his most devout follower.
This week's Badass of the Week if a Texan who came up from rough beginnings to become an American hero. Master Sergeant Roy Benavidez stepped on a landmine during the Vietnam war and was told by doctors he'd never walk again. Through perseverance and determination, he was able to defy the odds and walk out of a hospital
In 1971, a plane with 92 passengers aboard crashed in the rainforest. After a ten-day search, rescuers abandoned their search, thinking no one survived. On the 12th day, a 17-year-old girl was found. Juliane Koepcke was the sole survivor of the crash.