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Cramped: The Chilean Mine Rescue Capsule

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In case you haven't seen it splattered all over the news because you don't believe mainstream media (and you shouldn't), here's one of the rescue capsules that's currently being used to pull the 33 trapped Chilean miners from the darkness almost 1/2 mile below. Did I mention it's only 21.25 inches in diameter? Because it is. Now I know what you're thinking, "OMG, they'd have to leave me down there!" I'm afraid so.

This Is the Coffin That Will Save the Miners [gizmodo]

Thanks to ACORNSTU, who would have dug his own tunnel to the surface because he was raised by mole-people. Oooh oooh -- let's burrow to China!

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