Man lost at sea for 24 days survives on ketchup and stock cubes

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2023/01/20/man-lost-at-sea-for-24-days-survives-on-ketchup-and-stock-cubes.html

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Thankfully he was able to recall his college culinary skills to survive.

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ColOmbia!

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“Twenty four days — no land, nobody to talk to. Don’t know what to do, don’t know where you are,” he said. “It was rough.”

– a doctoral candidate

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He should have yelled out “Elon Musk is a moron!”, and when a weird fan appeared, grab him.

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He’s lucky he had the water handy: stock cubes taste better than seawater; but otherwise share many of its vices in terms of survival.

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Not sure if it’s an autocorrect thing but it bugs the crap out of me to routinely see Columbia instead of Colombia.

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Not a record, though.

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needs more @Carla_Sinclair

120 nautical miles off the coast of Columbia.

Colombia not Columbia

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I hope it didn’t ruin ketchup for him.

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Maybe He could try other than the tomato one.

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How did he not notice where the sun rose and set for 24 days? Heading back in a westerly direction would have at least gotten him closer to the islands there, which makes it more likely he’d see another boat.

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That would be a Clown Fish.

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See, I did the same thing for about eight years, and at the end of it, they made me write a book and gave me a Ph.D. for it.

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I have questions. The boat had a sail? The sun continued to rise with its usual regularity?

I’ve been at sea a lot, and sitting around waiting for rescue is not a good choice. If you have a way to move your boat, use it.

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Could switch to mayonnaise. They put it on French fries in Holland.

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