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Quizzing the crew: David de Rothschild

The work of Buckminster Fuller inspired David.
The work of Buckminster Fuller inspired David.
  • David de Rothschild answers the CNN quiz
  • Favorite adventure book is "The Lorax"; expedition song would be "Message in a Bottle"
  • Most worried about sea sickness

(CNN) -- "Chief curiosity officer" and the architect of the Plastiki voyage, David de Rothschild is only worried about sea sickness but will be armed with a copy of "The Complete Sailor" on the journey. Read the rest of David's CNN quiz answers, below.

CNN: What did you want to be when you were young?

de Rothschild: A pirate

CNN: What's the one characteristic that has led you to where you are today?

de Rothschild: Being curious and not taking no for an answer.

CNN: Who inspires you?

de Rothschild: Family, friends and Buckminster Fuller.

CNN: What's the most important lesson you've learned about yourself from the Plastiki project?

de Rothschild: Nobody is as smart as everybody.

CNN: What's your biggest hope for the expedition?

de Rothschild: To capture the imagination of as many people as possible in order to inspire, engage and activate them!

CNN: At what point would you define the Plastiki a success?

de Rothschild: When we no longer produce and carelessly throw away single-use plastics.

CNN: What is your favorite sea creature?

de Rothschild: Sharks and seahorses.

CNN: When is the last time you personally used a plastic bottle?

de Rothschild: A month ago.

CNN: What do you most value about nature?

de Rothschild: Everything , especially how humble, inspiring and raw she is!

CNN: What's the one creature comfort you'll miss most when you're at sea?

de Rothschild: A fresh water shower.

CNN: Name 3 books you will bring with you on the expedition.

de Rothschild: "Blessed Unrest" by Paul Hawken; "The World Is Blue: How Our Fate and the Ocean's Are One" by Sylvia A. Earle and Bill McKibben; "The Complete Sailor" by David Seidman.

CNN: If you had to choose a theme song for the expedition, what would it be?

de Rothschild: "Message in a Bottle" by Sting.

CNN: What's your favorite adventure film / book?

de Rothschild: "The Lorax" by Dr Seuss; "Swallows and Amazons" by Arthur Ransom.

CNN: What's your green motto?

de Rothschild: Green is just a color that's really only salving the consciousness! It's now time to focus on acting on the solutions in front of us!

CNN: What's the most important thing you've done to prepare for life at sea?

de Rothschild: Spend time with Jo Royle and David Thomson.

CNN: What's the main emotion you're feeling right now days?

de Rothschild: Ready to leave!

CNN: What's your biggest fear for the expedition?

de Rothschild: Sea sickness.

CNN: What's the first thing you'll do when you reach Sydney?

de Rothschild: Have a long sleep!