Boat and Submarine Oddities Quiz
A brief look at some of the stranger boats and submarines, both historic and just plain weird! 10 Questions.
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To demonstrate that ancient people could have made long sea voyages, Thor Heyerdahl sailed 5,000m across the Pacific, in 1947, in a balsa raft of what name?
Built for smuggling Columbian cocaine, these semi-submersibles boast technologies that make them hard to detect, even with the latest equipment. By what name are the subs commonly known?
In 2010 why did Frank Bolter fold a paper boat at the Canary Wharf Docks, call it "To The World’s End", and then sail it on the Thames without it sinking?
As part of an art exhibition
As a forfeit for a lost bet
As a scientific challenge
As a world record attempt
Built by "Innespace", the "Seabreacher X" is a high-speed shark-shaped sub that zips below the waves at 25mph and across the surface at 50mph, for what purpose?
Filming natural shark behaviour
A James Bond film
For novelty commercial sale
Scaring surfers from holiday beaches
With what does 'Earthrace' owner, Pete Bethune fuel his "Bat Boat"?
Despite modern technology the most numerous boats of Lake Titicaca, Peru are hand crafted from what?
Built in 1775 and capable of independent underwater movement due to a hand-powered screw, what was the name of the first verified military submarine?
This 2006 experimental U.S. Navy Special Forces sea craft is capable of high speeds with a minimal wake. The cross sectional profile of the hull resembles which letter of the alphabet?
Rated by the BBC as a "Top 10 Journey in Lifetime" in which country could you take a holiday trip aboard a 'Kerala' houseboat?
Finally recovered in 2000, in which war did the submarine H.L.Hunley become the first combat submarine to sink an enemy warship?
The Boer War
The French Revolution
First World War
American Civil War
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