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Men Cross 5 Mile Wide Lake In Inflatable Castle

samzenpus posted more than 4 years ago | from the dreams-do-come-true dept.

Transportation 17

Jack Watkins, 25, and engineers Chris Hayes, 24, and Dave Sibley, 25, have succeeded in crossing Italy's Lake Garda in a huge, inflated bouncy castle. "Great Britain has such a great tradition as a seafaring nation and we really feel we have played no role at all in adding to this," admitted intrepid waterman Hayes. "That said, it was possibly the most fun we have ever had and we really never believed this most frivolous of dreams would ever be realized."

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17 comments

I for one.. (1)

conureman (748753) | more than 4 years ago | (#32252766)

...am shocked that no alcohol was involved.

Re:I for one.. (2, Funny)

iamhassi (659463) | more than 4 years ago | (#32252920)

not only was there no alcohol involved (also shocked), but apparently this was sponsored by Honda
"Their bizarre journey was made possible as part of carmaker Honda’s Live Every Litre project."

Really Honda? Sponsoring something that sounds like a drunken fratboy prank probably isn't the best publicity.

Re:I for one.. (2, Informative)

v1 (525388) | more than 4 years ago | (#32371372)

I think I'd have been wearing a life jacket all the same. That and I'd have some means of propulsion besides paddles. A push from a basic motorboat would suffice. A sail of some sort would have been fun to engineer.

Re:I for one.. (1)

zippthorne (748122) | more than 4 years ago | (#32414470)

Uh, it was clearly towed...

I'm on a boat. (1)

BiggoronSword (1135013) | more than 4 years ago | (#32252796)

This castle is real motherf'ckers!

Sorry, but.. (1)

Luuseens (1422579) | more than 4 years ago | (#32254890)

the princess is in another castle.

If anyone in an inflatable castle ever (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32255654)

yells Barrak Obama at me while I'm trying to cross Lake Garda I'll fucking ram them.

And I won't be throwing them lifesavers if they deflate.

Idiots (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32256328)

They should have been wearing lifevests.

Re:Idiots (1)

spamking (967666) | more than 4 years ago | (#32296190)

Don't you mean life armor?

Re:Idiots (1)

MichaelSmith (789609) | more than 4 years ago | (#32302488)

Also they shouldn't be wearing jeans. At least the people in the Lasers know what they are doing and would be on hand to carry out a rescue.

What a fascinating modern world we live in. (1)

cycleflight (1811074) | more than 4 years ago | (#32256826)

First it was build a shanty with a wall around it. Then it was build a castle with a moat around it. Now it's build a castle and put it in the moat, without having it burn down, fall over, or sink. Marvelous.

Re:What a fascinating modern world we live in. (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32270598)

You should get +3 Witty for the veiled reference to Master and Commander.

Re:What a fascinating modern world we live in. (1)

cycleflight (1811074) | more than 4 years ago | (#32276974)

Someone caught it! Thank you sir, you've made my day.

Who cares? (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32265638)

I mean sure, this is idle, but come on ... some blokes paddled a short distance in a rubber dinghy in near perfect weather conditions? Who gives a damn? There's no achievement whatsoever, nothing interesting or funny. There are literally millions of these inane videos of unfunny non-achievements on Youtube. Just link to Youtube.com and be done with it.

A schooner IS a sailboat stupid head! (1)

revdrmr (1525775) | more than 4 years ago | (#32418320)

All I can say is, wow, a boat made for a king!

Wow (0)

Anonymous Coward | more than 4 years ago | (#32423752)

That is one hell of a moat.

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