This is a more positive Weirdness Wednesday choice – We bought a World War II ship on eBay: https://www.cnn.com/travel/article/couple-buy-world-war-ii-ship-cmd/index.html. Slightly longer article, but here’s a brief synopsis. I rarely play the lottery as the odds of winning tend to be very low. However, on the off-chance I purchase a lottery ticket, I keep it handy in a specific spot and don’t wash the ticket. I feel for the woman who washed the ticket as she lost $26 million in lottery winnings.
By Tamara Hardingham-Gill May 25, 2021
(CNN) — Scrolling through eBay looking at listings for broken-down boats is something of a ritual for Simon Robins, who spends much of his spare time rescuing and renovating crumbling vessels.
But his wife and business partner Gemma thought he might be taking his passion a little too far when he suggested they purchase a former World War II ship that popped up on the auction site in January.
Once she saw how excited Simon was about rescuing the 72-foot motor vessel built for the UK’s Royal Navy in 1943 and realized it was stationed relatively near to their home in Wrexham, Wales, Gemma agreed to go and view it.
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