“Past twenty-seven thousand feet, the pilot had gone beyond the theoretical limit for any kind of fish. (Their cells collapse at greater depths.) After thirty-five thousand feet, he began releasing a series of weights, to slow his descent. Nearly seven miles of water was pressing on the titanium sphere. If there were any imperfections, it could instantly implode.” The New Yorker’s Ben Taub: Thirty-six Thousand Fee Under the Sea: The explorers who set one of the last meaningful records on earth.