Trapped Chilean Miners Get PSPs

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There are 33 miners stuck 2,300 feet underground. It could be Christmas before the escape shaft is finished. How to pass the time? PlayStation Portables.

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Food and toiletries are being funneled to the trapped men. As a diversion, PSPs have been included in the cups each men receive, containing their daily necessities.

Worst case scenario is that the men will be out in four months. Depending on use, the PSP's battery ballparks at around six hours or more. Power cables to the rescue.

Playing cards and board games might have been better as they don't run on batteries. But, it's the thought that counts! And those PSPs will definitely provide a much needed diversion for a couple hours.

The men have already been trapped for two weeks and were discovered after a mine collapsed in Copiapo, Chile on August 5.

【チリ落盤事故】気晴らしにPSP差し入れ [MSN産経ニュース]

DISCUSSION

The problem with board games is that the hole they're sending these care packages down in is apparently only 4-inches in diameter. At least, that's what CNN.com told me. So it would need to be something small or something that can be disassembled and reassembled with ease.

I'm assuming they weren't given PSP Gos.