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Pensioner crosses Atlantic on raft!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-12994695

Congratulations to Anthony Smith, who has rowed across the Atlantic aged 85.

Aged 85? Shouldn’t he be in a nursing home? Or at the very least putting the kettle on while he waits for “Countdown” to start? Well if that is what you think then you tell him, because I suspect if he is capable of rowing across the Atlantic he is also quite capable of giving you a clip around the ear…

This fantastic achievement is part of a team effort to raise money for the charity “WaterAid” – and Mr Smith is also a former presenter of “Tomorrow’s World” so if you were a kid in the 70s or 80s he already has an almost god-like status.  Continue reading