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Keel M.

For Kids of All Ages

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I'm sure there are plenty of members here with inner children who are just squealing in delight at this story... ;)

It's no longer unusual to hear of ships crossing the Atlantic Ocean. It almost seems routine, but it's still not easy. A British man, seeking to prove it can be done by an unmanned ship, hopes to break a record with his unmanned vessel, Snoopy Sloop. Robin Lovelock, a former scientist for NATO, wants to be the first person to successfully navigate an unmanned toy boat 6,000 miles across the sea.

Snoopy Sloop (which has a toy Snoopy doll resting on its bow) is four feet long and weighs just 30 pounds. Lovelock put the boat together using parts he purchased online for around $720. The tiny watercraft is wind-powered, and it uses a solar-powered GPS and computer system to stay on its path. It has a tracking device that sends a signal to Lovelock every hour with the boat's whereabouts.

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Hey,a soccer ball went from Japan to Washington state . Anything is possible

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Due to a container containing yellow plastic bath ducks,falling off a ship,the container must have opened before it sank,these little ducks have been found almost in every ocean in the world,this happened 2 to 3 years ago,and they are still washing up on beaches everywhere.

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lol i didnt read 'unmanned' and thought he was gunna do it in like a childrens paddle boat.

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If its completely sealed so it won't sink it might make it unless a whale decided to play with it.

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It will be ok as long as it doesnt hit an iceberg.

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It will be ok as long as it doesnt hit an iceberg.

Hope it won't :lol:

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