In some historical instances extraordinary measures have been taken against looters during times of crisis. It’s not uncommon in some countries for looters to be shot, either by police, army, or business owners. Some governments will justify the shooting of looters with the excuse of “preventing further damage to the economy”. I want to make clear that this article is not about looting, it's about scavenging supplies essential to survival!
Extraordinary Measures is a 2010 medical drama film starring Brendan Fraser, Harrison Ford, and Keri Russell. It is distributed by CBS Films and was released on January 22, 2010. It is about parents who form a biotechnology company to develop a drug to save the lives of their children, who have a life-threatening disease. The film is based on the true story of John and Aileen Crowley, whose children have Pompe's disease.
A gentleman's shoe. Eighteenth century. "An extraordinary shoe, for a gentleman, with a heel far higher than is commonly found on shoes of this period; it measures full 6 inches in height. ..." In: Royal and historic gloves and shoes (1904) The Mary Ann Beinecke Collection of Decorative Art. http://archive.org/stream/royalhistoricglo1904redf#page/n249/mode/2up
Ethiopian Opal and Diamond Rondell Necklace, Twenty-nine rare and large opal beads totaling an extraordinary 554 carats comprise this mesmerizing necklace. The graduated gems are an impressive size, measuring from 13mm to 23.8mm, with each exhibiting a high level of translucence and a rainbow of colors.
Circa 1850 Turquoise and Diamond Demi Parure. Rare silver top 18kt. yellow gold back suite consisting of chandelier earrings and necklace that was designed to attach to a tiara frame. The necklace and earrings are set with 266 of old mixed rose, European, and mine cut diamonds the largest center diamond weighing approx. 1.8 cts. Total diamond weight approx. 25 cts.The turquoise drops graduate from approx. 13 mm. - 16 mm. The necklace measures 16" with approx 3" drops.