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Old 26th August 2017, 05:24 PM
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Default "Underground Astronaut" Meets Hominins In Africa

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Four years ago, Dr Elen Feuerriegel was trawling the internet when she saw an ad.

The ad was unusual — it asked for three or four people for a short-term project, but they had to be skinny, preferably small and could not be claustrophobic.

They also needed to be fit, have some caving experience, a good attitude and be a team player.

And they had to be willing to work in cramped quarters.

Elen was intrigued

The ad described her to a tee.

"I sat on it for an hour or two, thinking 'well if I fit the bill I should really apply' but I didn't think I'd have a chance in heck that I'd even be considered," she says.

"And then I thought 'I would be a fool if I let this opportunity go by without trying.' It cost me nothing, so why not?"

So the 24-year-old Australian PhD student sent her resume — and her measurements — to a man she'd never met in South Africa.
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Old 26th August 2017, 06:00 PM
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Jesus fuck.

If it was left to me, those fucking fossils would never have been found. I'm not overly claustrophobic, but there's no way in hell you'd get me slithering down holes like that.
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Old 26th August 2017, 08:53 PM
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Wow, they obviously never watched the horror masterpiece 'the descent (2005),' because if they had...no going into caves like that! No no no.
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Wow, they obviously never watched the horror masterpiece 'the descent (2005),' because if they had...no going into caves like that! No no no.
I was going to comment on that movie too!
What an amazing job. I couldn't tell you how many times I said 'wow' while reading that.
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