Here's my millionaire tip of the day: If you want to make the big bucks, try drifting across the Pacific Ocean for nine months on a crummy fishing boat. If somehow you survive, there's a good chance some company will unload a slew of cash for your story. Sounds simple, right?
That's exactly what happened to three Mexican fishermen whose boat ran into some trouble last November while they were out looking for shark. For the next nine months, these men survived by catching birds or fish, as well as drinking rain water and -- gulp -- their own urine. This past August and 5,000 miles later, they were picked up by a Taiwanese tuna trawler somewhere in the South Pacific. Not sure about you, but that's as close to a miracle one can get. Now, a company named Ezekiel 22 has bought the rights to their story for $3.8 million with the hopes to turn it into a film. However, when all is said and done that number could grow significantly. We're not sure what they will do with the money, but I assume the first item on the agenda is a map.
So, what do you call this one? Three Men and a Boat Full of Urine?