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THEY ALSO SWERVE: Icarus flew too close to the sun and his wax wings melted; Galilee fishermen nearly sank their boat in a storm; Boadicea was a ferocious driver with knives attached to her wheel spokes; Columbus ended up a long way from India; Edward Kennedy lost control at Chappaquiddick; Mark Thatcher couldn't read maps; Joseph Hazelwood, skipper of the Exxon Valdez, was unsound in the Prince William Sound; the Princess of Wales's parking outside Harrods last month was not tidily executed; the Prince of Wales nose-dived with a tail-wind in the Hebrides; the Marquess of Blandford, proud owner of a new Ford Escort Cosworth, has 12 driving convictions; Edith Gladwin hit the accelerator rather than the brake and drove her car into her neighbours' swimming pool, in Seaford, East Sussex.