Friday, April 22, 2011

Lord Bonkers' Diary: Disposing of unwanted soil

Lord Bonkers continues to answer his readers' problems.

How did the prisoners of war in The Great Escape dispose of the earth from their tunnels?Well-Behaved Orphan, Rutland

What they did was Terribly Clever. Each chap carried two bags under his tunic. They were tied off with string which was looped over the neck in a sort of yoke arrangement. Pulling a drawstring released a pin so that the soil trickled down to the ground and was trodden in as the fellow strolled around the camp. Why do you ask?

Earlier this week

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