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Chinese inventor tests miniature submarine

I guess you have to appreciate his enterprise, but what are the odds this thing is safe?

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A worker polishes the surface of an unfinished miniature submarine at a workshop of Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, in Qingling village, on the outskirts of Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province Aug. 29. Zhang has successfully tested his self-made miniature submarine "Shuguang Hao", which is 12 feet long, 6 feet high, has a maximum diving depth of 65 feet, can travel at a speed of 20 km per hour for 10 hours underwater and is shaped as a dolphin. "I hope to sell my submarine as a civil product with the price of about 100,000 yuan ($15,670) after safety tests, and a merchant has decided to order one in this month", Zhang said.

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Assistants working for Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, put an oxygen tank into his self-made miniature submarine "Shuguang Hao" before Zhang carries out a safety test on it at Moshui Lake in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province August 29.

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Zhang Wuyi, a local farmer who is interested in scientific inventions, operates his self-made miniature submarine "Shuguang Hao" during a safety test at Moshui Lake in Wuhan, capital of central China's Hubei province.