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02-07-2018, 17:11   #1
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They're Alive!!!

After being trapped in the caves for 9 days, the Thai schoolkids have just been found alive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44688909

No idea how long it will take to actually get them out of the caves. But, given that most people were probably giving up hope at this stage, it's great to actually have some "good news" story to compete with the usual brexit/trump/terrorism horror stories that dominate the international news so much these days

I would love to know how they survived. Doubt they had much in terms of food/clothing/drinking water. Perhaps the water in the caves was safe for drinking, and was neither too warm, nor too cold?

Should we take bets on who will be the first to make a reference to Father ted?
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After being trapped in the caves for 9 days, the Thai schoolkids have just been found alive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44688909

No idea how long it will take to actually get them out of the caves. But, given that most people were probably giving up hope at this stage, it's great to actually have some "good news" story to compete with the usual brexit/trump/terrorism horror stories that dominate the international news so much these days

I would love to know how they survived. Doubt they had much in terms of food/clothing/drinking water. Perhaps the water in the caves was safe for drinking, and was neither too warm, nor too cold?

Should we take bets on who will be the first to make a reference to Father ted?
I saw that earlier. Didn't think there was much hope left for them to be honest.

From what I understand they had a little food and water with them and the temperatures in the caves (if I remember correctly) was something between 19 and 21 or so.

Great news
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Great news. I had begun to think it was looking hopeless.
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Just read that all who went in are still safe. That's one theory of their survival out the window.
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02-07-2018, 17:16   #5
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that's made my day. what amazing news!!!!!

fair dues to the rescuers
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02-07-2018, 17:18   #6
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Wow that's great, nice to see a bit of good news
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"I don't believe it"


Great news though.
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02-07-2018, 17:33   #8
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Wonderful relief.. Praise be.
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They spent 8days on a bender in Phuket and snuck in the back entrance.
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Nice news to hear very lucky I'd say their story will be interesting to hear once they're up to telling it.
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Let's see who can screech the loudest........

Great News though
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Great news

Is this the first thread in years, no one is triggered, outraged or offended?
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After being trapped in the caves for 9 days, the Thai schoolkids have just been found alive.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-44688909

No idea how long it will take to actually get them out of the caves. But, given that most people were probably giving up hope at this stage, it's great to actually have some "good news" story to compete with the usual brexit/trump/terrorism horror stories that dominate the international news so much these days

I would love to know how they survived. Doubt they had much in terms of food/clothing/drinking water. Perhaps the water in the caves was safe for drinking, and was neither too warm, nor too cold?

Should we take bets on who will be the first to make a reference to Father ted?
Thanks for posting good news, on any subject. I was hoping this is what it'd be when I saw the thread title.
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What are they little frankensteins?!!
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02-07-2018, 18:15   #15
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They aren't safe yet. It's going to be so difficult to get them out through the totally flooded passageways.
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