The World’s First Amphibious Ice Cream Van (Video)

Video — By Goran on 2011/06/01 10:54 AM

The world’s first amphibious ice cream van, created by Fredericks, makers of Cadbury’s ice cream, set sail down the River Thames on Wednesday.

The ‘HMS Flake 99′, which has a top speed of five knots and can also run on land, was created to mark National Ice Cream Week and to emphasise the problem of the increasing number of exclusion zones and decreasing amount of ice cream vans on the roads.

The number of vans falled from 20,000 to just 5,000 over the past fifty years due to growing number of bans from housing estates, parks and outside schools because of concerns about noise pollution and childhood obesity, reports Daily Mail.

After a nationwide tour of Britain’s beaches, HMS Flake 99 will be heading to the canals of Venice next year.

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