Since 1995, archaeologists have been doing excavation of several of the famous giant heads on Easter Island, yet somehow this is the first I’ve heard of the heads having bodies buried underground. Not just plain slabs, but detailed, carved bodies buried deep in the dirt.
Appropriately named Megavirus, this virus is 20 times larger than most viruses or bacteria, large enough to be seen with a normal schoolroom-grade microscope. Discovered off the coast of Chile, infects amoeba and other single-celled organisms in the water.
When the 33 miners were trapped deep underground last October, during their first week underground, their main requests were pornography, drugs and sex dolls. The drugs and the porn were smuggled through the tunnels to the miners, but doctors (yay doctors!) decided that it was dangerous to send them blow up sex dolls, since they could only round up 10 and they feared that the remaining 23 guys would get jealous.
I mean obviously aside from things like family, friends, sunlight, decent food, starry nights, the sound of rain, sex and sanity, the world’s seen a lot of things in the past 68 days that if you were deep underground in Chile you might have missed out on. Things that we’ve experienced collectively that you just couldn’t imagine how you could have lived life missing. Now that they’re back out on the surface, let’s help them catch up with what’s been going on in the world since August 5th.