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Friday, December 21, 2007

Eco Boat Powered By Human Fat

So much for Captain Stuebing's "Love Boat".

It's been replace by a human-fat fueled eco-boat. The Daily Mail:

    The fastest eco-boat on the planet will attempt to break the round the world speed record using fuel made from human fat.

    Pete Bethune, the New Zealand skipper of Earthrace, said the attempt to circumnavigate the globe would begin from Valencia in Spain on March 1 next year.


    From the start in Valencia the boat will cross the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans and travel through the Panama and Suez Canals..

    From there the boat will cross the Pacific, Atlantic and Indian oceans as it thunders along the planet's circumference at a maximum speed of 40 knots.

Human Fat...exciting and new...
Please east lots of Big Macs,
And you'll be part of our crew!

The Eco-Boat,
Soon will be rounding the globe next year,
We've got a big fat crew, thus no fuel fear!
The Eco Boat!

The Earthrace Fuel Crew (left to right): Michael Moore, Rob Reiner, Joy Behar, Rosie O'Donnell

Bethune detailed his itinerary:

"We leave Valencia, Spain and will easily cross the Atlantic, through the Panama Canal and the tip of Mexico powered by Moore. Then Reiner will sail us through two-thirds of the Pacific. We tap O'Donnell's massive fat reserves as we near the area north of Australia and she gets us to approximately 1,000 miles east of Africa. Then Behar propels us with ease from that point homeward. It's a cinch!"


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