Thursday, October 12, 2006

Is Nine Months Adrift in the Ocean Worth $3.8 Million? (or "Survivor" meets "Who Wants to be a Millionaire")

You may have heard the story about the Mexican fishermen who drifted for nine months in the ocean. You can read their story here. Here is a brief excerpt

"The men were feared lost when their 25-foot (8-meter) fiberglass boat ran into trouble off Mexico's Pacific coast last November. As their families gave them up for dead, they drifted more than 5,000 miles before being picked up in August by a Taiwanese tuna trawler near the remote Marshall Islands in the South Pacific. The three had survived by catching birds and fish to eat and drinking rainwater -- and occasionally their own urine."

They have been offered $3.8 million dollars to turn their story into a movie. There may be a book deal, too. Is going through that ordeal worth $3.8 million? Would anyone voluntarily make this trade? If it were a reality show it would be "Survivor" meets "Who Wants to be a Millionaire."

1 comment:

champ said...

That's a pretty good analogy! really cool.