Did you know that one of the miners had a wife AND a girlfriend? At that they both showed up at the rescue site? This is a life detail we could do without, although you need to add drama to an otherwise mundane story to peak interest.
In addition to the love triangle, there were fights over who would be last, thus capturing a line in the 2011 Guinness Book of record.
All the miners have been safely rescued. Below is a video chronicling the love triangle felt by one of the rescued Chile miners. The dramatic tale added the soap opera twist that we Americans demand with our news.