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(Anchorage Daily News)   From the "This Will Not End Well" Department: Four men attempting to cross the Arctic Ocean in a rowboat   (adn.com) divider line 44
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2012-07-08 09:26:53 AM
Like fish in a barrel.
darwin-online.org.uk
 
2012-07-08 09:27:41 AM
4 less idiots taking up space, as far as I'm concerned.
 
2012-07-08 09:30:44 AM
www.gutenberg.org

Amateurs

/3000 miles, 47 days
 
2012-07-08 09:32:50 AM
it it it was that damn song.
 
2012-07-08 09:33:13 AM
"They're calling it the Arctic Row. Four men with a profound love of adventure are setting out to do something dangerous and unprecedented -- something they could not have done before the ice covering the top of the world began to melt in earnest."

One word: Summer.
 
2012-07-08 09:35:31 AM

Mock26: "They're calling it the Arctic Row. Four men with a profound love of adventure are setting out to do something dangerous and unprecedented -- something they could not have done before the ice covering the top of the world began to melt in earnest."

One word: Summer.


Also.... prevailing winds. Anyone else watching Deadliest Catch? Wind switched from the south to out of the north and the whole Strait is chock full of ice.
 
2012-07-08 09:36:45 AM

elvisaintdead: it it it was that damn song.


Yes but the line was 'Merrily down the stream', not 'Through a raging ocean'
 
2012-07-08 09:37:57 AM
I keep hearing the theme music for "Gilligan's lsland". Why you no take any chickies? Probably being nagged at home...
 
2012-07-08 09:41:08 AM
Meh. Call me when they do it on a tricycle...

Link
 
2012-07-08 09:43:24 AM
They've already got video of the attempt:

i.ytimg.com
 
2012-07-08 09:43:29 AM
Swiped from kokomo61 in Caturday thread.

farm8.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-08 09:45:59 AM

Mentalenemasquad: I keep hearing the theme music for "Gilligan's lsland". Why you no take any chickies? Probably being nagged at home...


Unfortunately I don't think it's possible to get stranded on a deserted isle these days. Unless there's some multi-dimensional time travel bullshiat involved.
 
2012-07-08 09:47:21 AM
upload.wikimedia.org

/soon...
 
2012-07-08 09:49:01 AM

Tax Boy:

Amateurs

/3000 miles, 47 days


This.

Also, Sir Ernest points and laughs.

farm9.staticflickr.com
 
2012-07-08 09:50:17 AM
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/soon...


Tonite, YOU
 
2012-07-08 09:50:38 AM
This will end well and I'm sure they will go on to live long, successful lives.
g-ecx.images-amazon.com


/hot as the Arctic is not
 
2012-07-08 09:58:05 AM
FTA: and soon to marry a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader, to boot.


Oh, yippee! There's going to be a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader to console!
 
2012-07-08 10:04:26 AM
I predict 1 well fed boater finishing the trip.
 
2012-07-08 10:06:07 AM

MoronLessOff: Swiped from kokomo61 in Caturday thread.

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.....I told my daughter she should post her work.....she'll end up going viral and not even knowing it.
 
2012-07-08 10:07:05 AM

TommyDeuce: I predict 1 well fed boater finishing the trip.


What? With a gammy leg?
 
2012-07-08 10:07:20 AM

oukewldave: Like fish in a barrel.
[darwin-online.org.uk image 280x435]


Would like a word...
i238.photobucket.com
 
2012-07-08 10:08:52 AM

kokomo61: MoronLessOff: Swiped from kokomo61 in Caturday thread.

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.....I told my daughter she should post her work.....she'll end up going viral and not even knowing it.


Tell her at least 1 Farker agrees.
 
2012-07-08 10:09:45 AM

kokomo61: TommyDeuce: I predict 1 well fed boater finishing the trip.

What? With a gammy leg?


You didn't eat the leg, Thompson. There's still plenty of good meat. Look at that arm.
 
2012-07-08 10:12:09 AM

CygnusDarius: oukewldave: Like fish in a barrel.
[darwin-online.org.uk image 280x435]

Would like a word...
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Yeah, when they conquer Ireland then I'll believe they can pull this off.
 
2012-07-08 10:17:20 AM

Mad Scientist: Tax Boy:

Amateurs

/3000 miles, 47 days

This.

Also, Sir Ernest points and laughs.

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Was hoping for a good Shackleton reference.

/through endurance they conquer
 
2012-07-08 10:19:33 AM
I looked at that logo and I saw it with my own 2 eyes and my mind said "THE ONION" anyway.

/srsly
 
2012-07-08 10:52:55 AM

Tax Boy: [www.gutenberg.org image 300x414]

Amateurs

/3000 miles, 47 days


And even did some coastline charting along the way, because sunburned, starving and thirsty wasn't challenging enough.
 
2012-07-08 11:00:32 AM
They're gonna need a bigger boat
 
2012-07-08 11:09:48 AM
Why, in my day we used to row back and forth on the Arctic Ocean uphill both ways to go to school. Damned kids today.
 
2012-07-08 11:11:09 AM
I think this is BS. They are not "crossing the Arctic Ocean" - not even circumnavigating it. Inuvik is in NWT about 500 miles from Barrow AK. The ice receeds several miles from shore during the summer months. While rowing from Inuvik to Providenia is a lofty goal, it's not like they're rowing from Barrow to the north of Norway across the North Pole.
 
2012-07-08 11:15:03 AM
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/soon...

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// tastes like chicken
// so much chicken
 
2012-07-08 11:16:08 AM
The boat is equipped with a desalinator to convert 400 pounds of saltwater each day into 24 liters of drinking water.

24 liters of water weighs 24 kg ≈ 53 pounds. Is desalination really that inefficient? Why would you need 8 times as much seawater?

Clearly I've identified the fatal flaw in their cunning plan.
 
2012-07-08 11:19:49 AM
I prefer crossing the Atlantic in a First Class Sleeper seat, thank you....
 
2012-07-08 11:49:22 AM
I'd make them post an enormous rescue bond.
 
2012-07-08 12:00:33 PM
That is going to be one big floating gay sex party.
 
2012-07-08 12:20:06 PM
Riddle me this Batman! There are four men in a boat with five cigarettes and no matches. How do they smoke?

They throw a cigarette overboard and make the boat a cigarette lighter!
 
2012-07-08 12:55:55 PM
Came in here to make a Shackleton or Franklin reference, looks like the work has already been done.
 
2012-07-08 01:10:08 PM
I would love to do stupid dangerous shiat but I can't afford it. How do these people do all this stuff? Trust funds, rich parents, selling sperm and plasma non-stop?
 
2012-07-08 02:05:36 PM
most likely scenario: see a polar bear, panic, tip over, freeze to death in minutes, polar bear feasts

idiotic americans
 
2012-07-08 02:13:04 PM
Couldn't they find even just ONE picture for the article?
 
2012-07-08 03:17:52 PM
If they do it quickly, they might not freeze to death.
If they tip over even once, they will freeze to death.
And, while it is certainly dangerous and difficult, I don't think it's the sort of feat that people will look at and think "Oooooh, that's AMAZING!"
I really don't see the point here.
 
2012-07-08 03:42:34 PM
Four? Well, set for rations then.
 
2012-07-08 06:28:22 PM

MAYORBOB: Why, in my day we used to row back and forth on the Arctic Ocean uphill both ways to go to school. Damned kids today.


You had a boat? You lucky bastard. We had to freeze the family dog] and paddle him through tsunamis using penguins 30 miles out through shark infested waters to go to school.
 
2012-07-09 12:47:11 AM
Technically it is possible to row across the arctic ocean for a while... then you land on the five hundred mile wide icepack and have a cook-out followed by rowing back where you came from. They're not gonna be able to go from Atlantic to Pacific here... its just not possible. The current "clear" path right now requires an icebreaker and circumnavigating the pack is an unlikely several thousand mile trip.

Portage IS possible but the total amount of supplies and dogs isn't very sea-worthy for four men to row, something like 1400 pounds of equipment, dog and food.

http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/NEWIMAGES/arctic.seaice.color . 000.png purple means "no rowing way man"
 
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