The 33 Chilean miners who were trapped underground for 69 days last fall and survived, then ran marathons and made peace between their wives and mistresses, are heroes. But a new book about the ordeal by the New York Times’ Jonathan Franklin reminds us that even heroes have their vices: Marijuana and porn were sent down a communications shaft and smuggled to the trapped miners in letters. This was initially great, but a few of the miners got jealous after not being offered any of the drugs. And according to the book, camaraderie was key in the mine:
“You are flirting with my inflatable doll”? They really were smoking weed down there.