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FUN FACT: Do you know how a diver survived for 2 days underwater after his scuba equipment broke?

In 1991, Michael Proudfoot was investigating a sunken naval cruiser around Baja California, Mexico, when he accidentally smashed his scuba regulator and lost all his air. He found a big bubble of air trapped in the sunken ship's galley as well as a tea urn almost full of fresh water. By rationing the water, breathing shallowly, and eating sea urchins, he managed to stay alive for two days before being rescued. What would you in the same situation?

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