Do you know the story about the damaged ship in the Kuwait harbour?
(This is one of our favorite for dinner conversations!)
In 1964 a container vessel sunk with 5,000 sheep on deck. The large number of animals endangered the fresh water supply of Kuwait City.
Eventually a creative solution came into play: the Danish inventor Karl Kroyer believed that buoyancy aids could solve the issue. So he pumped small EPS parts into the wreck. The salvage succeeded.
But the story is not yet finished. Karl filed patents for his technique in many countries with success. Only the Dutch patent office refused his request since a comic writer had already introduced the technique of buoyancy aids in one of his stories back in 1949!
98% air tells stories about life. EPS: engineered air.
Stories to share. Happy #world family day on 15 May 2021!