May 082012

A farmer’s hobby!

Zhang Wuyi sits in his two-seater submarine during a test operation at an artificial pool near a shipyard in Wuhan, Hubei province. Zhang, a 37-year-old local farmer, who is interested in scientific inventions, has made six miniature submarines with several fellow engineers, one of which was sold to a businessman in Dalian at a price of 100,000 yuan ($15,855) last October.

The submarines, mainly designed for harvesting aquatic products, such as sea cucumber, have a diving depth of 20-30 metres, and can travel for 10 hours, local media reported. – Reuters Photo

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