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Every retired person needs a hobby… but submarines?

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A Chinese pensioner has been awarded an official government licence to build submarines. Li Yuming, 68, who has only an elementary school education, has built seven submarines since 2003, reports IC Media.

…The retired shoe maker spends all his free time inventing things: “I like challenges, especially those which seem impossible,” he said.

Li’s first four submarines were not fully seaworthy and the fifth one he built was the first to notch up a successful voyage.

via Ananova

February 10, 2009 Posted by | boat, Strange | | Comments Off on Every retired person needs a hobby… but submarines?

If once you fail for cryin’ out loud don’t do it again!

A King Country [New Zealand] meatworker who saw his hand flapping around after nearly cutting it off with a bandsaw says he thought he was going to die when he saw all the blood.

And to make matters more difficult for the surgeons who operated on him, the man had nearly cut the same arm off in another accident.

Bryan Speers is recovering in Waikato Hospital after surgeons worked for 13 hours to reattach his partially amputated left wrist on Monday.

More at  NZ Herald News.

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Dumb Stuff, Medical, medicine | Comments Off on If once you fail for cryin’ out loud don’t do it again!