The spoof truth is out, the Chilean Miners "stuck" for 69 days have admitted that they weren't really stuck at all.
Apparently the Chilean President had ordered the miners to pretend they were stuck as he wanted world publicity for a new invention he was working on. The pulley.
I hear that just out of view of the underground camera was a spacious,bright, air conditioned area where the "miners" were being fed gourmet food, were being entertained by dirty table dancers and were being trained up on proper jobs manufacturing the presidents Pulleys which he thought would be a worldwide phenomena when the rest of the world saw how they could winch such heavy objects out of such small spaces in such a short space of time.
Unfortunately for Mr President, he didn't realise that in the rest of the world the Pulley was not only invented, but surpassed a long long time ago by many mechanical and electrical machines and that his Eureka idea which he was going to put to "the dragons" was doomed. He vowed to return with another great invention and after seeing the cup and string communication line was already drawing up plans for... the telephone.....