As the years pass, The Flying Scotsman succumbs to wear and tear:
In the Atlantic ocean, the ship's mast is blown away by a storm, and it is replaced in the Caribbean.
In the Pacific ocean, the ship runs aground and the hull is severely damaged. Fortunately, they are able to hire natives to aid in the repairs.
After 8 long years, the captain looks at his beloved "Scotsman", and thinks fondly of how it has served him, he has a realization: over the course of this grand adventure, every piece of The Flying Scotsman has been replaced due to wear and tear.
The captain begins to feel uncomfortable.... if I'm standing on different wood.... aren't I standing on a different ship?
Is it the same ship?
The captain fainted from philosophical exhaustion.
Edited by mmiguel, 21 September 2012 - 05:54 AM.