Vodka cork saves ship from sinking

As anyone who’s ever taken a few too many shots can tell you the next morning, vodka often causes more harm than good. But this week, vodka saved the day.

Joseph Lehr and two friends salvaged their sinking 30-foot boat on Monday by plugging a hole with a vodka cork.

While sailing just off Rockaway Beach in Queens, New York, Lehr and friends lost a drain plug about 200 meters from shore. The boat, named “Knotta Yachta,” quickly began to fill with water as the men desperately and unsuccessfully tried to plug the hole with items like a shaft of metal and socks


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