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After 50 days adrift, 3 teens rescued in S Pacific

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What a wonderful story! This brought a smile to my face. I'm so glad that they were found alive.

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Reality TV show in the works. Stay tuned.

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Lucky lads!

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I bet you these kids wont be trying to row from one island to another for a very long time if they have any sense or brains, to keep them out of trouble.

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Be careful of the ocean. NEVER drink seawater. They might have been "mentally high" because they were hallucinatory.
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Amazing they caught the Seagull. ...and fish.

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NEVER drink seawater

I've read that it's okay to drink if you mix it with freshwater up to about 2 parts fresh water to 1 part seawater. This was famously tested during the Kon Tiki expedition.

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Nessie, that is a very good bit of information and makes sense. Thanks.

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Hope they see, that their survival was a gift. Now boys, go out, fall in love, have a wife, have children and do the best of your life.

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Tough and resourceful teenagers! Great for them. Imagine catching a wild seagul.

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Wow! This is the kind of story I wish a saw more of. Congrats to the kids for making it through this ordeal. I'd say this counts as a definite second chance at life. Hope they all go on to do great things with this new opportunity.

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Nice to see a tiny smidge of good news amidst all the bad. Amazing, these three teens. I hope they get a bit of a holiday in Fiji once they recover -- with the family flown over to be with them, of course. Wow... and a tip of the hat to the seagull that landed on their boat.

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Wow. 50 days adrift. That just staggers the mind. I'm glad they made it back alive.

Taka

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Seagull sushi ? Whoah !

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It is truely amazing that they lasted for so long; a tremendous story of survival. It must have been a terrifying experience with seemingly no hope of ever being found.

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After the tragedy of the NZ mine disaster, some good news of people surviving as if by miracle. Fifty days adrift at sea beggars belief. I now have an old Far Side cartoon in my head, though. The one with the two men, the dog, and the short straw...

Survival note: When there is no fresh water, both seawater and urine can be absorbed by the body through rectal tissue.

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Moral of the story: Always carry nets and bottles and funnels in your emergency locker. Collect rainwater and urine and mix as appropriate.

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