Month: June 2008

Hero of the Week: Anonymous 78-year-old Swede

Posted by – June 30, 2008

According to this BBC article, a drunk 78-year-old Swedish man attempted to row all of the way from Helsingor in Denmark to Helsingborg in Sweden. I’ve taken the ferry between those two cities, and it’s a hefty ride even by motorized vehicle — about 3 miles, BBC says.

Apparently he didn’t have the crowns for a ferry and opted to steal a dinghy to propel himself home on instead. Unfortunately for him, he fell asleep halfway out and drifted back to Denmark. I give him 5 gold stars for effort though. It’s one thing to steal a car, but something entirely different to steal a rowboat at the age of 78 and have the arms to cross the Oresund Strait. Only in Scandinavia.