3. By bathtub
On 17 May 2007, the comedian Tim Fitz Higham became the first man to row across the Channel in... a bathtub. Tim first attempted this incredible challenge in 2004 but was forced to abandon when he was caught in a storm with force 6 winds.
Before attempting the crossing, Tim had to learn to row and trained with the Britain's Olympic rowing team.
Tim completed the gruelling journey in nine hours and six minutes. On his arrival, he told journalists "You can't fake rowing; you can either do it or you can't. It's exhausting. Because you're using so much energy, and every area of your body, your heart and lungs are working overtime."