Some people are making the best of physics under less-than-ideal circumstances:
Lance Cpl. Tony Stevens "has become a seasoned, battle-hardened veteran of the laws of physics. 'When you hear the explosion, that's actually good,' Stevens said, pointing out that because sound travels relatively slowly, hearing the blast means you have survived it. 'It means you're still in the game.'"
Physics is important. And so is prayer:
"What saves his life, Stevens doesn't know. He doesn't do anything special. 'Just pray. That's all you can do in this place.'"