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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

The Friendly Floatees

On January 10, 1992 a container ship leaving Hong Kong holding almost 29,000 plastic bath toys accidentally spilled its contents in the Pacific Ocean - including a whole lot of yellow rubber-duckies.

Because they are unsinkable, they started showing up all over the Pacific: Japan, Hawaii, North America and Australia. But a few were caught in the northern ocean currents and made the VERY long trek through the Arctic Sea and started landing on beaches in England in 2007.

Such a great story from Strange Maps!

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