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Students Build Concrete Canoe

Students at Drexel University have built a concrete canoe. No really, they have. What’s more, they are planning to race it.

“There is some risk in doing this, but we always have a safety factor designed into our boat,” said one student involved in the project.

What’s next, iron sail boats?

They claim that this canoe will actually rise to the surface after being fully submerged–despite the fact that these vessels can weigh as much as 200 pounds. Has to do with the ratio of weight to water displacement… or something.

I wish the engineering students of Drexel the best of luck with their adventures in heavy submersibles. But I have to say I wouldn’t trust myself to venture very far out to sea in one of those.

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Nathan Harden is editor of The College Fix and author of the book SEX & GOD AT YALE: Porn, Political Correctness, and a Good Education Gone Bad.

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