It's been almost four years since 33 Chilean miners were trapped below the surface of the earth for 69 days. A story published this week by The New Yorker reveals some additional stunning details about their harrowing rescue, and some astounding new information about the mine itself.
Now that all the Chilean Miners are safe, we can enjoy silly fun like this ridiculous flash game. In the laughably basic game, you wind the virtual wheel as fast as you can to save as many miners as possible.
We're watching the live stream of the operation to rescue trapped Chilean miners and we're happy to share this moment with you: The first seconds Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, has spent above ground in 68 days.
Everything is ready to rescue the Chilean miners trapped 2,296 feet underground in San José. This is the capsule that will take the diggers out. Or like one of them phrased it, "the sarcophagus that'll take the mummies out."
After the drill reached the trapped Chilean miners, work began on fortifying the rescue shaft with steel. With that almost done, officials are now saying that the miners will be pulled out on Wednesday in a 48-hour effort.