Before you read on, you have to understand first and foremost that I have a sick, twisted sense of humor. That being said, yesterday was a funny news and headline day (not for the people it involves, per se, but for me).
The first is an excerpt from an article written today about the trapped Chilean miners. They are not telling them exactly how long it is going to take to get them out and they are doing everything they can to keep close watch to the situation of every person down there. This is what it said (I will highlight the parts that I found amusing):
"One of the miners has nursing experience and authorities are working with him to pass along questionnaires to the miners that will shed light on their health.
Based on a survey of the miners, three or four of them are showing signs of anxiety and depression. Another survey indicates that there are at least nine miners who would be too overweight to fit through the proposed rescue shaft, Manalich said.
However, Manalich said the miners are estimated to have lost about 8 kilograms, or 17 pounds, during their time in the mine, and officials expect them to be in shape to be rescued by the time the shaft is completed.
The miners have survived by sharing small amounts of tuna and mackerel that were in a shelter, along with water, officials have said.
What the miners eat and how much will be monitored by officials, and tubes will constantly pump oxygen and drinking water into the shelter where the miners are."
The other headline I found completely amusing was:
Johnson & Johnson Recalls Hip Implants
Can we just say "ouch"!