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 |  Jun 03 2011, 10:00 AM

You’re going to need a boat to chase down this ice cream man. Float on up to the HMS Flake 99, the world’s first amphibious ice cream truck.

Making its way down the Thames in London, the Flake 99 was named after an ice cream treat and commissioned by Cadbury to celebrate Britain’s National Ice Cream Week (otherwise known as the best week ever!). If you’re a London boater, make plans to be on the water and pick yourself up a double scoop. There are even plans to possibly bring the Flake 99 several vacation beaches and even to Venice.

Making it a bona fide ice cream truck is its traditional-style megaphone that serenades boaters with a jingly tune. You’ll see it coming a kilometre away  thanks to its “Give us a wave!” suggestion painted on the side. There’s no word on how it handles the waves or how easily its engine gets flooded.

Watch the Flake 99 in action after the jump.

[Source: Inhabitat]

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