This 16 months old baby was in a car crash with his mother and sister. The impact was severe and he suffered internal decapitation: his spine was dislocated, the head separated from the neck (only the bones were separated, the spinal cord inside and the skin and flesh around were still attached).
Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old boy, built a clock and brought it to school to impress his teacher. He was suspected of having built a bomb and was brought to the police station in handcuffs.
He was then released when the police realized he was just a clever kid who had built an ordinary clock.
He recieved a lot of support from all over the Internet, including messages from President Obama and MarkZuckenberg, and was invited to several outstanding technological and scientific institutions.