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    Okay I over stated this slightly on the title but still fun, no?

    More than a thousand Americans accidentally "invaded" international borders after high winds carried their rafts and boats into Canada.The US boaters were part of the Port Huron Float Down, an annual event on the St. Clair River, which divides the US state of Michigan and Canada.
    Police in Sarnia, Ontario, said it took hours to transport the stranded revellers back to the US on Sunday.
    No arrests were made and no one was injured, according to police.
    The unsanctioned event - in which participants float down the river on rafts, inner tubes and other flotation devices - begins at Port Huron's Lighthouse Beach in Michigan and was supposed to end at Chrysler Beach in Marysville.
    But hundreds of people were not prepared for the strong winds and challenging weather conditions, which blew about 1,500 people out of American waters and over the border.
    Sarnia Police Service Staff Sgt Scott Clarke told the Times Herald newspaper that participants "were unprepared to be stranded anywhere," adding that many were not equipped with life jackets.
    "It was a bit of a nightmare, but we got through it," Mr Clarke said. "There were long waits and long lines. They were cold and wet, but they all made it home.


    Canadian officials spent six hours and took 19 bus loads of people back to US Customs and Border Protection.
    Sarnia city spokeswoman Katarina Ovens said workers spent several hours cleaning up after the invasion, picking up beer cans, coolers and even picnic tables that had washed up on the shore.
    The US Coast Guard has attempted to work with Port Huron officials to sanction the event, but no sponsors have taken responsibility for the annual float, according to US Coast Guard Lt Ben Chamberlain.
    St Clair County Sheriff Deputy Steve Campau said all participants were accounted for as of Monday morning.
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    Not as awesome as the amount of times Switzerland have accidentally invaded Lichtenstein.

    But srsly, going out on the high seas without a life-jacket? Were these people dropped on their heads as kids or were they merely trying to reinforce the "Americans are thick" stereotype?
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    Not as awesome as the amount of times Switzerland have accidentally invaded Lichtenstein.

    But srsly, going out on the high seas without a life-jacket? Were these people dropped on their heads as kids or were they merely trying to reinforce the "Americans are thick" stereotype?
    In fairness to them i believe they started in the river and were just ignorant as to its conditions. I like how some tried to run though.. Off the coast and only on rubber rings :rolleyes:
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    Oooo they wanna be careful doing that. Last time America invaded Canada we burnt down the White House and kicked their arse all the way back to Georgia.
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    Okay I over stated this slightly on the title but still fun, no?
    What about the day 116 crack Italian mountain troops invaded Sweden
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/italia.../article/12268

    or the night the Russian Baltic fleet fought off the attack of the Hull trawler fleet. Sadly this cost the lives of 2 Russians and 2 Hully-gullies and damaged the battleship Aurora.

    http://britishseafishing.co.uk/the-d...bank-incident/

    As the Aurora was the ship that fired the shot the started the October Revolution in 1917, is Stalin's terror ultimately due to the failure of the Hull fishing fleet to press home its advantage in 1904?
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    (Original post by nulli tertius)
    What about the day 116 crack Italian mountain troops invaded Sweden
    http://www.weeklystandard.com/italia.../article/12268

    or the night the Russian Baltic fleet fought off the attack of the Hull trawler fleet. Sadly this cost the lives of 2 Russians and 2 Hully-gullies and damaged the battleship Aurora.

    http://britishseafishing.co.uk/the-d...bank-incident/

    As the Aurora was the ship that fired the shot the started the October Revolution in 1917, is Stalin's terror ultimately due to the failure of the Hull fishing fleet to press home its advantage in 1904?
    Erm i'm not entirely sure what your point is?
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Erm i'm not entirely sure what your point is?
    A joke isn't a joke if you have to explain it.
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    A joke isn't a joke if you have to explain it.
    I feel shamed...
 
 
 
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