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Chilean Miners

  1. Weird

    Chilean Miners Lose Friendly Soccer Match To Their Rescuers, 3-2

    The team of rescuers that pulled 33 Chilean miners to safety from over 2,000 feet below the Earth’s surface acted with purpose, togetherness … and of course, compassion for the trapped workers. And yesterday, the rescuers used two of those three qualities to beat the miners in a friendly soccer match, 3-2, held in the [...]

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  2. Gaming

    The Chilean Miner Rescue Flash Game

    This is genius. (Although you probably won't finish it.) Chilean tech and design firm Root33 has made a playable Flash game called Los 33 in which you rescue the Chilean miners trapped underground. They've been kind enough to let us embed it here. Rotate the wheel to get the rescue vehicle underground to pick up miners one-by-one, then rotate it again to bring it back up to the surface and drop them off amid the cheering crowds. Programming credit goes to Felipe "Peluche" León. >>>Play the game.

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  3. Weird

    The Chilean Miners: What Comes Next?

    As you no doubt know if you've been following the news at all today or yesterday, the effort to rescue the Chilean miners who have been trapped underground for sixty-nine days is currently underway, and thus far, things are mercifully going well, with fifteen of the thirty-three miners rescued as of posting. We'll leave the wall-to-wall coverage and rescue videos to other outlets -- our sister site Mediaite has been doing a good job documenting the media response . But once the livestreams and live-Tweets and gamification of the rescue wind down and all of the miners are hopefully brought to the surface safely, what comes next? It's more complicated than you might think:

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  4. Science

    What If Everything You Needed to Survive Had to Fit Through This Space?

    Thought-provoking, kinda scary infographic from Newsweek about the plight of the Chilean miners. Full pic below.

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