It appears CNN is once again playing The Miner Show. This time they have as much as announced the four remaining missing miners are dead. Of course, I've been checking in on it hourly. 7.8 quake in Indonesia? Meh. Miners? Any news about the miners?
Of course, I want my miners to be safe, but I was also a little concerned about the flooded China miners. I didn't play them very close attention, especially because I was half-awake listening to NPR whenever I heard about them. So, in my continuing effort to remain transparent, here I give you another example of "Live Blogging My Stupidity." I'll blog what I think happened and then we can see how far off I am.
A mine in China flooded, and while hundreds died, another hundred saved themselves by strapping themselves up high on the walls of the mines. Then, some of those coal mine carts floated past and the miners leapt off the walls, into the coal mine carts and they floated to safety.
Okay, as I type that it sounds like a scene from Fantasia. I'm willing to bet it's ten percent reality (mine flood) and the rest is brain wave / radio wave interference.
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"The miners had spent eight days underground and were soaked through. Some had hung from shaft walls by their belts for days to avoid falling into the water when asleep. Later, they climbed into a mining cart that floated by."