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Old 05 October 2005, 10:10   #1
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Dolphin Boat

As seen on the gadget show on Channel 5 this week:

Itís a submarine. No, itís a boat. Actually itís both.

Is this the ultimate toy for the person who has everything?

Or could it be the gArfishís new rib flicking device ???




http://www.innespace.com/picture_gallery.html
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how bizarre, id be interested to know how it works come on all you mechanical engineers... (high tower)
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That looks like the submarine used in one of the TinTin books - written in the 50s I think!!!
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how bizarre, id be interested to know how it works...
If you browse around their site, it tells you.

It's fantastic... 'specially with "with Dr Evil logos"
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wow very perculiar , who knows what sort of boat will be in fashion by the time i'm old enough to get one!
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That looks like the submarine used in one of the TinTin books - written in the 50s I think!!!
Did you see the Sunday Times at the wekend? There was an article about
Jacques Cousteau's grandson who has had a mechanical shark built for filming purposes. It was inspired by the Tin Tin story you mention.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...807255,00.html
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Did you see the Sunday Times at the wekend? There was an article about
Jacques Cousteau's grandson who has had a mechanical shark built for filming purposes. It was inspired by the Tin Tin story you mention.

http://www.timesonline.co.uk/article...807255,00.html
No I didn't see it but am a great fan of tintin. Read them all as a kid but only when i reread them as an adult did I realise the hidden undertones and technical knowledge etc - they are educational without the reader realising the fact.

The other books I love like that are by Willard Price. About 2 brothers travelling the world collecting animals for zoos - very educational and great stories!!!
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Willard Price books!! They were great!! Hal and his brother - whatever his name was...

They built a mechanical shark for a documentary that the BBC showed a couple of years ago - they sent it in to swim among sharks (for short periods)to study them - I think they took offence and it got trashed a couple of times - it was clever though.

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Willard Price books!! They were great!! Hal and his brother - whatever his name was...

They built a mechanical shark for a documentary that the BBC showed a couple of years ago - they sent it in to swim among sharks (for short periods)to study them - I think they took offence and it got trashed a couple of times - it was clever though.

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Roger!!!

Amazing the things those books could teach you - like a Vampire bat actually laps up the blood like a cat - rather than sucking it up!!!

A good one about undersea life - they had a sub that was also a surface effect aircraft - remained pressurized so they could come straight up after living at 100' deep - travel to another island - then submerge again - all logically possible!!!
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