Last week, for the first time within the memory of the oldest Dane, a swimmer succeeded in crossing the Baltic Sea.
Swimmer: Jenny Kammersgaard, husky 18-year-old Danish maid.
Course: 28 miles along the international ferry route from Gedser on the southern tip of Denmark's Falster Island to Nienhagen, Germany.
Time: 40 hours.*
Diet en route: Fried eels and fruit salad.
*Gertrude Ederle's famed swim across the English Channel (23 miles) took 14½ hours....