Steve Brinich (stevemb) wrote,
Steve Brinich

You Might Want To Rephrase That

Watching a History Channel show describing the salvage of the 17th-century Swedish ship Vasa, I heard the narrator describe the initial finding of the side: "The probe found old waterlogged oak... the material of which the Vasa was constructed."

The first thought that came to mind was that the ship might have stayed afloat if it had been constructed of fresh dry oak instead.

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