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The English Channel, from what I've heard has been swam, jet-skiied and hovered across, so why not zorb across it?
Like those boat-tanks that they get for some people swimming long distances, why not just have one of those and put a zorb (with paddles attached to the outside) inside instead? They
could run and run and run (like my friends pet hamster) until they get to France.
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Florida man arrested after trying to cross Atlantic in 'human-powered hamster wheel'
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||Neat idea, but there really isn't enoughroom inside a Zorb to run - make it bigger and it should work like the over-sized hamster wheel you envisage.
||Which would make it similar to jogging across the channel. Can I get out and swim when it gets too hot?
||The government is always arresting people for things which should not be a crime. This is an egregious example.
||We should invite this Reza Baluchi to join us.
||If you provided a stripe all around the perimeter for orientation, and aligned raised ribs/fins along that axis, when you ran you could get some real headway with a spherical vehicle. A smooth outer surface will be at the mercy of wind and current, and you need some direction if you want to get to France. Or back.
||Rishi Sunak could cleverly provide these cross-channel zorbs, free-issue, to be used in lieu of small boats. He will then have completely eliminated small boats by dint of their having become obsolete, and be perceived to be a man of his word.