The BBC’s James Read says the number 33 has taken on a special significance for the miners, who are known to be superstitious: there are 33 miners, it took 33 days for the drill to complete the rescue shaft.
Roman Catholic Chileans believe Jesus Christ was 33 when he died. Even President Sebastian Pinera mentioned the “magic number" in his triumphant speech after the first miner emerged from the shaft. The date of the rescue 13/10/10, adds up to – you guessed it – 33
By: mpe on 十月 14, 2010 at 11:08 上午
Have they used 33 hours to rescue the 33 miners?
By: 左三年右三年=33 on 十月 14, 2010 at 11:18 上午
The used under 23 hours — far less than originally forecast.