In addition to Japanese space underwear and $US10,000 apiece from a local businessperson, all 33 Chilean miners will receive new iPods, courtesy of Apple. So now this is really the feel-good news story of the year.
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 moments Florencio Avalos, the first miner to be rescued, has spent above ground in 68 days.
The 33 Chilean miners trapped nearly a kilometre underground have made a video of themselves and the place they may be staying for months using a camera handed down to them through a bore hole. They even sing a little bit!