What you might not know about the Chilean mine rescue

Story highlights

  • It's been 5 years since collapse of San Jose mine in Chile
  • Miners were told to wear pink socks on their way to the surface
  • Doctor saved "gold" rock gifted to him by the miners

Five years ago on October 13, the 33 miners who became trapped in a Chilean mine were brought to safety.

(CNN)On August 5, 2010, 33 miners became trapped when Chile's San Jose mine collapsed. Over the next 69 days, the world watched and waited until all were brought to safety.

Five years later, here are some surprising facts you might not know about the rescue: