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    Anything to save a buck

    I hope there is not a paywall to this link:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifes...e-1965-robson/

    Back in 1965 this guy tried to ship himself from Australia to Wales and it didn't work out well. He just wrote a book about it partially to find the people that helped him.

    If there is a paywall his name is Brian Robson and Google has links.
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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    I heard about this on some radio show. It sounded like a pretty brutal experience.

    Could have gone worse, though. I just got something mailed from St. Paul, MN to Idaho. It first went to Nashua, NH, which it did in a day, or so, which means it was flown there. It then vanished for darn near two weeks, until it showed up in my mailbox. So, after flying half way across the country in the wrong direction, it appears to have been put on a truck and driven all the way out without ever being scanned along the way. That guy would show up as human jerky, had he taken THAT ride.
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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    And I thought riding in a car trunk at the drive in movie theater was bad
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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    And I thought riding in a car trunk at the drive in movie theater was bad
    I might ask what the hell you were talking about, grandpa, if I wasn't old enough to remember such shenanigans myself.

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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    Quote Originally Posted by jmcilhinney View Post
    I might ask what the hell you were talking about, grandpa, if I wasn't old enough to remember such shenanigans myself.
    Did you have electricity down under back then

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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve R Jones View Post
    Did you have electricity down under back then
    Yes, but we had kangaroos riding bikes to generate it.

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    Re: Anything to save a buck

    60 cycles?
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