To settle a bet, chocolatier Georges Larnicol built and launched a boat made from chocolate. The 3.5 meter craft managed to stay afloat with three people inside for an hour and a half.
It wasn’t the 55-year-old’s first attempt to set sail in a chocolate boat. In August his plans were scuppered when his Chocolate boat Mark I broke into pieces. But Mark II, which took more than 400 hours to construct, met with more success and pleased with the outcome, Larnicol is promising to build a bigger 12-metre boat complete with chocolate mask for 2012.