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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: Gen.Blather

Interesting nature-recovery story:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uGyn-8Zv6I8


41 posted on 04/01/2019 6:34:52 AM PDT by samtheman (To steal an election, who do you collude with? Russians in Russia or Mexicans in California?)
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To: ConservativeMind
Fascinating. I read up on that.

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".

42 posted on 04/01/2019 6:56:34 AM PDT by Malsua
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To: Red Badger

See my reply in #20, please.


43 posted on 04/01/2019 7:36:47 AM PDT by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (Modern feminism: ALL MEN BAD!!!)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

Already did, thanks!..................


44 posted on 04/01/2019 7:37:57 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: Hot Tabasco
Can’t read the story unless I pay them a buck.......

Try here.

https://www.metv.com/stories/garfield-phones-have-been-mysteriously-washing-up-on-this-beach-for-decades-and-now-they-know-why

45 posted on 04/01/2019 7:54:43 AM PDT by Buckeye McFrog
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To: joma89
I never click on the compost’s website.

Ditto.

46 posted on 04/01/2019 11:04:04 AM PDT by JimRed ( TERM LIMITS, NOW! Build the Wall Faster! TRUTH is the new HATE SPEECH.)
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To: Hieronymus

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.


47 posted on 04/02/2019 4:05:58 AM PDT by mmercier0921
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To: Malsua

Everything eventually ends up in the ocean. Everything.


48 posted on 04/02/2019 4:12:09 AM PDT by mmercier0921
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To: mmercier0921

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.


49 posted on 04/02/2019 4:43:55 AM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed thee ... I knew thee.")
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To: MayflowerMadam

They used to dump out 1,000 bottle messages at single point time for same purpose. Probably still do.


50 posted on 04/03/2019 1:57:40 PM PDT by mmercier0921 (All the small things...)
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To: Hieronymus

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.


51 posted on 04/03/2019 2:08:16 PM PDT by mmercier0921 (Putting on the Ritz)
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To: MayflowerMadam

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.


52 posted on 04/03/2019 2:19:53 PM PDT by mmercier0921 (sweet talking people)
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To: Hieronymus

You are we, as well.

“We” observe.


53 posted on 04/03/2019 2:30:06 PM PDT by mmercier0921 (It is that simple)
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To: mmercier0921

“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.


54 posted on 04/03/2019 3:10:56 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Jeremiah 1:5 - "Before I formed thee ... I knew thee.")
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To: mmercier0921

I don’t keep track of any ducks.


55 posted on 04/03/2019 5:11:33 PM 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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