Undertaker Paddling a Stand-up Coffin Causes Hearts to Skip a Beat in Australia Thursday, 23 July 2015
I love everything about the recent story in the Canberra Times newspaper in Australia where people have been reporting the eerie sight of a man dressed as an undertaker while on a stand-up paddle board shaped like a coffin. I'm serious; you can’t make this stuff up. Jeanne Mclauchlan was one seasoned paddler who spotted the man during an early morning venture to the lake on Saturday morning. "In the distance, as we came towards the Carillon we noticed a figure emerge from the thick fog," she said. "It was a figure of a man dressed in a tuxedo and top hat on a stand-up-paddle (SUP) coffin, complete with flowers, paddling toward us. "We asked 'coffin man', 'Where are you going'? His response was, 'To Queanbeyan cemetery as I have a 3pm grave site to prepare'." But of course some people have their coattails in a knot as some relatives of patients at Clare Holland House (a local hospice) felt that looking out and seeing him paddle by was both inappropriate and insensitive. So the mystery lives on of who the paddler is and what I think is one of the greatest paddling costumes ever. More info: canberratimes.com.au Photo credits: Jeanne Mclauchlan
Need Kayak Now? Build one out of Chip Bags Tuesday, 07 October 2014
For years I now I've been wondering (and I know you have to) just how many bags of unopened chips would it take to keep me afloat and take me on an adventure. Well some Korean students decided to tackle that last great life mystery and discovered that if you tape together 160 bags of chips into a kayak, you and your buddy can paddle off into the sunset and international fame. More info: wsj.com
Learn the Truckers Hitch Through the Power of Music and Dance Wednesday, 24 September 2014
Yes, its super silly and my kids made fun of me for watching but I don't care. This is brought to you by Ylvis, that same guy who wondered a while back what foxes say.