AND this in the name of research — seriously, what’s wrong with these kids?
This is the story: technology student builds concrete canoe, goes out to test in dangerous river, drowns. Just wanted to see if it would float properly, you see.
Ken Kitamura, 19, was not alone in this project. This is how the Japanese Mainichi Daily News reports it
Kitamura, a student at the Osaka Institute of Technology, built the canoe along with other members of the university’s civil engineering culture research club.
And this, the best part:
Kitamura was not wearing a life jacket. Police are continuing to investigate.