Singer Kirsty MacColl died a hero. While in Mexico, a speedboat was heading right at her and her son. She managed to push her 15 year old son out of the way just in time, but was runover in the process. She was killed instantly. irishpost.com/news/day-20…
Today I learned of the "Pink Panthers," an international gang of ex-soldiers reponsible for stealing almost $1 billion in jewelry. They were most active in the 2000s, and have used disguises, tear gas, and even speedboats in their heists. jewellermagazine.com/Arti…
The teenage Jimi Hendrix adored speedboat racing. His drawings of hydroplanes powered by loud aircraft engines are preserved at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame needsomefun.net/jimi-hend…
In 1935, suspected for murder Lloyd Holmes shot himself in the head with a .32 caliber pistol in a boatshed. However, the bullet only knocked him unconscious causing him to fall into the water. He later awoke, climbed into a speedboat, and lead the police on a chase for several hours. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sha…
The growingly desperate Imperial Japanese Army in WWII not only used kamikaze aircraft but also "kaiten" submarines, suicide divers, suicide speedboats, and even human mines. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shi…
Members of a thief network, named "Pink Panthers" by Interpol, have stolen millions of dollars worth of jewels using methods such as driving Audis through a window, escaping on a speedboat, "Mission Impossible" style prosthetic make-up and dressing up as women. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…
In 1978, Sealand was attacked by German and Dutch mercenaries using speedboats, jet skis, and helicopters, whilst the Prince was visiting England. Michael, the son of the Prince was eventually able to take back Sealand, and charged Alexander Achenbach, the leader of the attack with treason. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pri…
That, in November 2000, a London gang attempted to steal Β£350 million worth of diamonds from the Millennium Dome and then escape on a speedboat. Had they succeeded, it would have been the biggest robbery in history. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mil…
During Miami Vice, Don Johnson got really into speedboats and started racing with Kurt Russell on "Team USA" against nemesis Chuck Norris. They won the Offshore World Cup in 1988. people.com/people/archive…
that members of a thief network, named "Pink Panthers" by Interpol, have stolen millions of dollars worth of jewels by driving limousines through a window, escaping on a speedboat and cross-dressing. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pin…

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