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?