This weekend, news outlets reported that an American hiker in the Andes had discovered items belonging to a survivor of the plane crash made famous in the movie "Alive." (You know, the one where the protagonists discovered that their less-fortunate seatmates made for a tasty nibble?) The wire story said the loot -- including a wallet, jacket, and roll of film -- had been buried in the snow for the last 32 years. Gee, wonder how they surfaced?
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