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Ice-cream stick ship sails for England Tue Apr 8, 12:35 PM ET


DEN OEVER, The Netherlands (Reuters) - A Viking ship made from ice-cream sticks set sail for England from the Netherlands on Tuesday.

The 15-metre (50-foot) long ship, named after the Norse god Thor, is made from 15 million recycled ice-cream sticks glued together by U.S.-born stuntman Robert McDonald, his son and more than 5,000 children.

"If you can dream it you can do it ... I want to teach children that anything is possible," McDonald said.

Badly injured as a child in a gas explosion that killed the rest of his family, he has loaded his ship with cuddly toys and plans to reach London and visit children in hospitals.

He and his crew hope to cross the Atlantic later on the ancient Viking route to North America via Iceland and Greenland.

(Reporting by Catherine Hornby; Editing by Charles Dick)


BH says: That's one thing I never thought to do with Ice cream sticks. :eek:
 

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If each ice cream bar had 200 calories, and you have 15 million ice cream sticks.... :eek:
No wonder America is overweight.
 

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thunderjohn said:
If each ice cream bar had 200 calories, and you have 15 million ice cream sticks.... :eek:
No wonder America is overweight.
HEY! you leave ice cream out of this...it's one of my favorite food groups. :)

If it wasn't for those evil geniuses Ben & Jerry, I would have the body of a, well, someone who doesn't eat quite so much ice cream!
 

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I'd have a body like that too. :ugeek:
 

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Did he have anything to do with the good ship Lollipop?
 

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That was his first attempt. He quickly realized that if the entire crew were under the age of 13 the lollipops wouldn't last long enough to get where he was going. :shock:
 

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Hope he didn't use Gorilla glue...don't want any monkey business out on the Atlantic....I'm poutin' 'cause I wasn't asked to participate...he coulda rebuilt the Nina, the Pinta, and the Santa Maria, too!!!

Best thing we ever did with ice cream sticks is make switchblades....with matchsticks and rubber bands....looooooooooong ago..........
 
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