Skip to comments.For decades, Garfield telephones kept washing ashore in France. Now the mystery has been solved.
Posted on 04/01/2019 3:32:17 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks
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Interesting nature-recovery story:
I ran across that in the last year. I was listening to a WWI BBC interview with a vet and he mentioned areas that were so bad back during the war that men would get sick just going near it. As an offhand comment, he mentioned "I don't think you can go there today". The interview was probably in the 70s. It made me curious and led me to "Zone Rouge".
See my reply in #20, please.
Already did, thanks!..................
There were 29,000 rubber ducks spilled in an accident, Pacific Ocean, 1992. The guys and gals behind this seized the oppertunity, as they never would have been given permission to conduct such an operation.
Some of the ducks made it to Ireland and Canada. Verified finds of these ducks has been dropping off.
A verified rubber duck from this lot is worth about $1,000 US.
Everything eventually ends up in the ocean. Everything.
The rubber duck tracking ... interesting. Maybe silly, but interesting, anyhow. I like the stories of messages in bottles - where they came from, how long the journey was, etc.
They used to dump out 1,000 bottle messages at single point time for same purpose. Probably still do.
The ducks fell off a cargo ship in a gale. No experiment of such scale would be permitted. If it was done in illicit manner, the results would be refused.
They got lucky.
Forgot to mention... that lot of rubber ducks did not vent... They all float, and are easy to spot. A normal rubber duck vents...
A 100 foot rubber duck caused a bit of confusion a while back when it was spotted on Google earth.
I am finding my knowledge of rubber ducks disturbing, on many levels.
You are we, as well.
“I am finding my knowledge of rubber ducks disturbing, on many levels.”
I’ve always thought the variations of people’s useless knowledge is interesting and fun.
I don’t keep track of any ducks.
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