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I saw "Adrift" (a lot of people go for a swim off a boat and can't get back on - link) last night - a pretty tense film. Life would have been a lot easier for the characters in the film and a better outcome for all would have resulted if the boat had had some motivational text printed on its hull, just above the Plimsoll line (link), explaining the benefits of teamwork, organisation and recognising each team-member's different skills and abilities. If printed in small enough letters it wouldn't detract from the lines of the boat.
hippo, Jan 28 2007

'Adrift' (a.k.a 'Open Water') http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0470055/
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Plimsoll line http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterline
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       .... or words below the water line - "IF YOU ARE READING THIS YOU ARE UNDER WATER AND IN THE EARLY STAGES OF DROWNING - THIS PROCESS CANNOT BE REVERSED"
xenzag, Jan 28 2007
  

       Or even have useful swimming-related advice: "don't forget to thoroughly dry inbetween your toes".
Ian Tindale, Jan 28 2007
  

       Under the line you can write (upside down):
"Other way up".
Ling, Jan 29 2007
  

       With respect, mr hippo, I would suggest that synchronised-swimming instructions on how to create an underwater formation capable of hoisting someone about 1.5 meters are the obvious choice.
methinksnot, Jan 30 2007
  

       [methinksnot] There'd have to be an emergency pack of waterproof lipgloss with the instructions.
hippo, Jan 30 2007
  

       Do you not carry one of those all the time?
angel, Jan 30 2007
  

       this might be one of the few points where extinction furthers our species fitness, so why ruin it?
loonquawl, Apr 21 2009
  

       A variation might be useful for automobiles, also. Such as "To walk beyond sight of this label may, in cases of snow blindness or heat prostration, end in death."
reensure, Apr 21 2009
  

       Thanks, this has given me some honest laughs, which I haven't had in a while.
wjt, Apr 22 2009
  
      
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