Kathleen Schultz, SVM news editor
People just love a good stuck-in-a hole story.
Remember Baby Jessica, fell into a hole – OK, a well – 30 years ago? It took 58 hours to pull her out. The whole entire world was flippin' transfixed.
Nathan Woessner of Rock Falls was 6 in July 2013 when he fell in a hole in a sand dune in Indiana. It was one of our top 10 stories that year, and he was stuck only 3 hours.
Late last month, it took 30 hours to pull a deaf puppy out of a hole in Alabama. Google "deaf puppy hole." You get 32,300 results.
Just last week, reporter Vinde Wells, (note the irony of that name) wrote a story about a fawn that fell in a hole in Polo, and was found after a tractor nearly fell into that same hole. Then the tow truck guy called to pull the tractor out of the hole fell into another hole.
That one got a whole lotta traffic on Facebook.
Those Thai kids were lucky. They were stuck in a hole they shouldn't have been in in the first place, and managed to get out without having to knaw holes in each other to survive.
Given the amount of publicity they're about to face, though, they might want to find another hole to crawl into until the whole thing dies down.