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Accidental Adventurers: Kept Alive by Sea Birds?

Ko Ko Oo and Haung Htaik are lucky to be alive after supposedly floating at sea for 25 days in a cooler.  They apparently survived in monsoon water and fish barfed up by cormorants.  I am quite interested in this survival technique of having birds share their fish.  This follow up article from cnn states “Lee Hollingsworth of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds told CNN it was not uncommon for Asian fishermen to use birds such as cormorants to dive down and retrieve fish that are then regurgitated whole.”  How do you do this?  Do the cormorants come to rest, and then how do you coax them to share their fish?! 

via: Two Men Survive 25 Days At Sea In A Cooler.

 

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Imaginary Motorized Washtub from 1931

Modern Mechanics Aug 1931

Modern Mechanics Aug 1931

Thanks to the Modern Mechanix blog with its righteous piles of scanned images from old magazines, you are now able to enjoy this bizzare doctored photo from a 1931 issue of Modern Mechanics.  While it appears presented as preposterous, I know some pumpkin boaters whose crafts are not far off this mark.

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It Floats and I Love It


Air Art from flip on Vimeo.
This via gizmodo, one of the best remote controlled blimps anything I’ve ever seen, by LaChLuVe (a group or person i cant find any more information on).  This craft appeared during the Radio Controlled Airship Regatta at the Airship Convetion in Friedrichshafen, Germany on October 10th 2008.

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