January 7, 2015 9:16 AM   Subscribe

In 2010, the Colombian army wanted to send a message of hope to soldiers held hostage by FARC guerrillas deep in the jungle. But how to send a message the hostages would recognize, but their captors wouldn't? Morse code, hidden in a pop song.
posted by Horace Rumpole (5 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite
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posted by chavenet at 9:52 AM on January 7, 2015

It's pretty awesome that the code got out, heard, and gave hope to the captives. It reminds me of something from satisfying thriller fiction, complete with a little justified payback for the ad exec. Very cool!
posted by ldthomps at 9:52 AM on January 7, 2015

Morse code, hidden in a pop song.
That’s a terrific story. Morse code also was used in the intro to the Rush hit YYZ, the three-letter code for Toronto, their home airport.
posted by LeLiLo at 10:03 AM on January 7, 2015

Less direct approach
posted by clavdivs at 10:09 AM on January 7, 2015 [1 favorite]

posted by yoHighness at 10:57 AM on January 7, 2015

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