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For decades, Garfield telephones kept washing ashore in France. Now the mystery has been solved.
The Washington Post ^ | March 29, 2019 | Meagan Flynn

Posted on 04/01/2019 3:32:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks

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To: RoosterRedux

Please see #20.


21 posted on 04/01/2019 4:17:03 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Thank you.


22 posted on 04/01/2019 4:18:08 AM PDT by V_TWIN
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To: Hot Tabasco
Go outside the USA to read the article for FREE...

For decades, Garfield telephones kept washing ashore
23 posted on 04/01/2019 4:19:07 AM PDT by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: SMGFan

https://www.americt.com/news/pieces-of-garfield-telephones-have-been-washing-ashore-in-france-for-decades-now-the-mystery-has-been-solved/


24 posted on 04/01/2019 4:20:16 AM PDT by vannrox (The Preamble to the Bill of Rights - without it, our Bill of Rights is meaningless!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

We still track a million or so yellow rubber ducks that pepper the oceans, from a lost container, 1992. They are helpful in tracking global sea surface currents.

If you find one on a beach, you can report it. There are sites still actively tracking.


25 posted on 04/01/2019 4:23:05 AM PDT by mmercier0921 (carefree highway)
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To: mmercier0921

If you are part of that we, you must be very busy.

The scientific use of them makes sense. Maybe they should have runs of different colors of ducks and drop them in other places in the ocean. If it is called an environmental experiment, maybe Gaia will be pleased with the offering of the ducks, rather than offended by the pollution.

This thing really is a religion for many.


26 posted on 04/01/2019 4:27:46 AM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: Hot Tabasco

Just open www.outline.com and paste the link into the blank and it will open the page. Has worked every time I’ve tried it.

Sometimes I use it just to get a ‘cleaner’ page even when I’m not denied access.

Learned it here on Free Republic.


27 posted on 04/01/2019 4:29:36 AM PDT by texas_mrs (Every day a new example of liberal hypocrisy is revealed.)
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I have a friend who grew up an army brat and lived over in Germany.

When he was out playing he was in War areas, trenches, and what have you, and he found lots if war junk... a couple of mortar shells included... and he took them home and put them in his room because... kind of a little decoration.

So... when they went to move the movers came to pack them out to transfer their household goods back stateside and they saw the mortar shells and immediately called the EOD who showed up and disposed of them properly.

So he had live mortar shells in his room because “it was cool stuff that you found laying around.”


28 posted on 04/01/2019 4:35:37 AM PDT by Clutch Martin (The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.)
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To: Clutch Martin

So he had live mortar shells in his room because “it was cool stuff that you found laying around.”


Amen.

While soccer Mom’s might not approve, and are right that occasionally there were casualties from mothering techniques in previous generations—we mostly survived. And we have better stories. And we learned how to do stuff.


29 posted on 04/01/2019 4:42:44 AM PDT by Hieronymus ("I shall drink--to the Pope, if you please,-still, to Conscience first, and to the Pope afterwards.")
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To: ClearCase_guy

Ok, the shipping container was in a Cave. How did a shipping container find its way into a cave? And how did it take 30 years for the locals to find the cave? It seems like the locals would have known that the cave was already there?!


30 posted on 04/01/2019 4:44:17 AM PDT by Trumpet 1 (US Constitution is my guide.)
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To: joma89

Good for you. Same here.


31 posted on 04/01/2019 4:45:59 AM PDT by joshua c
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To: Malsua

I wouldn’t call it polluted. I would call it changed and dangerous due to unexploded ordinance. But it seems like nature has adapted and is doing quite well.


32 posted on 04/01/2019 4:47:33 AM PDT by vpintheak (Stop making stupid people famous!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Thx much.


33 posted on 04/01/2019 5:08:28 AM PDT by RoosterRedux
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To: Gen.Blather

It’s just more acute disconnected narcissism.


34 posted on 04/01/2019 5:10:22 AM PDT by TheZMan (I am a secessionist.)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks
leaving environmentalists to fear Garfield’s plastic toxicity would continue to pollute the ocean indefinitely.

Plastics are toxic? Thank goodness they don't make baby teething toys out of it.

35 posted on 04/01/2019 5:16:38 AM PDT by Yo-Yo ( is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Gen.Blather
I don’t think seeding an area with mines and artillery shells is the kind of “pollution”

While the ordinance is the big problem for humans, the lead, arsenic, mercury and other chemicals is the problem for everything else. There are places where plants cannot grow.

I agree that a container of Garfields is just an annoyance. Asia and Africa need to tackle their problem with pollution and stop dumping it into the ocean.

36 posted on 04/01/2019 5:21:59 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Won’t let me read the article.

Where did they come from?.............


37 posted on 04/01/2019 6:15:55 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: A Formerly Proud Canadian
James Abram Garfield (November 19, 1831 – September 19, 1881) was the 20th president of the United States,
38 posted on 04/01/2019 6:20:05 AM PDT by Red Badger (We are headed for a Civil War. It won't be nice like the last one....................)
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To: Malsua

Fascinating. I read up on that.

Thank you!


39 posted on 04/01/2019 6:21:33 AM PDT by ConservativeMind (Trump: Befuddling Democrats, Republicans, and the Media for the benefit of the US and all mankind.)
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To: Gen.Blather

Plastic is largely inert. It will eventually degrade in sunlight and salt water, but hardly constitues pollution in any meaningful sense.

Not that that will matter to the environazis.


40 posted on 04/01/2019 6:34:02 AM PDT by IronJack
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