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Serving on a sub? You can still smoke. You just have to step outside to do it.

The (US) Navy will ban smoking on all submarines as of December 31, bad news indeed for sailors who spend months at a time onboard the ships.

According to officials, studies have shown a high health risk due to the amount of second hand smoke on subs, thus the decision has been made to phase out the nasty habit.

via  dBTechno.

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April 10, 2010 Posted by | boat | , | Comments Off on Serving on a sub? You can still smoke. You just have to step outside to do it.

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?