Jun. 16th, 2013

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 I tweeted about falling into the Research Hole because I don't actually know that much about sailing toy boats on anything bigger than, say, a wading pool. And this time I was writing about the Serpentine.

[twitter.com profile] brewsternorth (@brewsternorth if the code doesn't crosspost) pulled me out of it, passing along the detail that boats like that can be attached to what's essentially a bobbin of kite string. NONE OF THE MODEL YACHTING SITES MENTIONED STRING. @brewsternorth even said that the boat was Serpentine-rated.

This is perfect. A five-year-old can definitely control something on kite string.

And I didn't spend six hours for half a sentence.


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