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The Land Submarine

By davey_griffo
A world exclusive here, folks, and the British are at the forefront of technology once again. You're witnessing the trials for the world's first land submarine, a brilliant invention by Birkenhead inventor and all around clever bloke, Joe King.

This photograph, taken recently during the trials, clearly shows the tower on the surface, ready to test the capability for a full submersion. An excited Mr King said, "just think of the possibilities. If this is a success, and I fully expect it will be, then it could mean the end of road congestion forever. In fact, it could be the end of the road system as we know it. We could all have some nice green fields back, and a lawn between our houses instead of tarmac".

It could also mean a much needed shot in the arm for the largely abandoned Camell Laird Shipyard, where the prototype was built in absolute secracy. We even managed to keep Roger the can-lad from telling his mum, on the promise that he can be cabin boy when she sails.

Wirral Borough Council welcomed this idea, as grass is a lot cheaper to maintain than tarmac, and you can pay some old bloke from down the road 50p an hour to mow it.

You heard it here first folks. More in your daily "Scunner".

Tags: Photo journalism Birkenhead Ship building Humourandfun Silly Sunday Land Submarine

Voters: woolybill1, TonyWatson, xwang and 4 more


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woolybill1 Plus
9 22 67 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:23AM
Well observed with an utterly hilarious write-up. We'll convert them all to Silly Sunday yet Smile
Bill

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mrswoolybill Plus
9 927 1463 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 9:27AM

Quote:You're witnessing the trials for the world's first land submarine
And after a few glasses of the red stuff tonight I expect to see this steering down our back garden... Thanks for the laugh.
Moira
29 May 2011 1:37PM
Do you think he needs a new navigator? ~ Silly Sunday rules ok! and monday, and Tuesday, and Wed...etc.
Any more of the band to come?

Doc
xwang 7 55 8
29 May 2011 1:43PM
You do make me laugh on SundaysGrinGrinGrin...V1's colour is excellent.
I'll see what you will find next weekGrin
Jas.
29 May 2011 2:06PM
I think it rose out of the deep blue sea in the wrong place. Funny silly Sunday for sure..............Sandy
pluckyfilly Plus
9 350 33 United Kingdom
29 May 2011 2:14PM
my mum would have loved you giving news from the Wirral, as she was born and brought up there - good bit of news reporting
davey_griffo 7 213 165 England
29 May 2011 3:27PM
Thank you all, folks. I'm glad I made you laugh, it's what Silly Sunday is for. Smile

Be Silly!!
4 Jun 2011 1:33PM
Nice one Dave, land submerine.... what a great idea haha Wink
Rick

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