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Kinda surprised no one started a thread on this topic since it's been in the news now for a week or so. It's an interesting story and it becomes even more interesting if you put yourself in that situation.
When I learned that they are not going to be freed from the mine until about Christmas, my head nearly exploded. How can you survive buried under the earth for that length of time? Maybe you could survive physically, but mentally it would be an incredible challenge.
33 people cramped together in a small area in total darkness except for whatever artificial light you have available. Not only that, but the mine is said to be at about a constant temperature of 85 degrees F (29.5 C). I know I could hardly sleep in that environment. The air would be stale, the food would be pretty nasty and you would have to wear the same underwear for 5 months. No showering, no bathing. What a nightmare.
If I put myself in their place and wonder if I could make it, my answer would be that I could probably survive physically because I wouldn't have a choice. Could I do it without losing my mind? I'm not sure about that one.
So how about you?