Ok, here it goes another one. I also feel like I learned that during World War 1 or 2 that a pilot got shot down over the ocean. His parachute worked saving him from a death by falling, when he landed in the water he hung onto some wreckage form the plane until he was rescued days later. When they went to pull him out of the water his skin had absorbed so much water it fell off when they pulled him out and he died.
OK, is this true? or did the same smarty that told me dogs laid eggs play with my mind frequently as a child. I remember tell some friends this once in High School they laughed at me, but I defended it till they could barely catch their breath. Somewhere inside me I still believe this is a true story too. Where did I come up with these things?
By the way I also googled: 'man at sea looses salt water swells flesh world war' nothing. Except it offered me a Sausage making book as the featured search for products. scary.