In the winter of 1939, Josef Stalin decided he would seize the opportunity to head into Finland and take over as much land as he could, and claim it for the Soviet Union. Little did he know, the Finnish people weren't going to allow this to happen so easily. In fact, some of them put up one hell of a fight.
Simo Hayha, a man who didn't stand an inch over five feet, was a Finnish soldier who wouldn't allow his country to succumb to Soviet invasion. But, Hayha wasn't an ordinary Finnish soldier, he was the equivalent of an American minuteman - someone who gets called by his country when they need his service out of desperation.
Hayha was stationed in a barren wasteland, with temperatures reaching -20 to -40 degrees Celsius. Clearly the temperatures didn't bug Hayha, because he survived, by himself, for 100 days killing over 700 Soviet troops. The Soviets tried bombing the area he was in, sending their own snipers to hunt him, but to no avail.
Finally, a Soviet sniper shot Hayha in the jaw, which put him into a coma for 11 days. When he woke up, his Finnish comrades were digging him out of the snow, and the Soviets had given up on their war. He lived to the ripe old age of 97.
You think this story is incredible? We forgot to mention the fact that Hayha was using an outdated sniper rifle - without a telescopic sight. That's right, he was able to use the iron sights, and shoot Soviet Troops from hundreds of yards away.