Perhaps you've heard of the Russian cruise ship that was abandoned in the North Atlantic and is now, possibly, floating towards a landfall in England? (Or, it might have sunk a while ago. Nobody is really sure.) Anyway, here's a fun fact: According to maritime law, if you can find the thing and take control of her (which may, or may not, involve fighting off armies of cannibal rats) then you own her.

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  1. subversivemum

    Let's do this, Boingboing! Certainly if we worked together it could be ours.

  2. TooGoodToCheck_

    In the eternal quest for authenticity in funiture, it's going to be hard to top a sofa that was genuinely pissed on by a large seagoing colony of diseased rats

  3. jhbadger

    In other news, the English solicitor Jonathan Harker, whose foreign client chartered the Russian ship, has no comment. Perhaps we will learn more when the ship runs aground at Whitby.

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