THE WORLD THIS WEEK: Lollystick Viking boat sets sail


A replica Viking longboat made out of 15 million ice cream sticks has set sail from Amsterdam harbour. The ship was glued together by ex-Hollywood stuntman Robert McDonald and two friends which took them two years. Kids all over the world collected the sticks, and McDonald hopes to claim the record for the biggest lollystick ship. The boat carried 20 people on its first voyage, and plans to sail it over the Atlantic ocean. The 45-year-old, from Jacksonville, Florida, is president of the Sea Heart Foundation, an organisation which runs projects for children in need.