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Sep 1, 2009

Rubber Duckie Mothership
from SayNoToCrack July 15th, 2007 by Bunk Strutts

In 1992, 20 containers of almost 30,000 little yellow rubber duckies, were released into the wild due to a particularly violent storm in the Pacific. Over the years, the bleached and bloated toys have been washing up on beaches all over the world... and now they are showing up on the shores of the UK.
.What hasn’t been reported is that that the duckies have been breeding. And there are mutants. Some are reportedly as big as hounds, horses, hippos and houses, blocking docks, ports and shipping routes. Dockworker’s unions all around the UK are celebrating...
“Work’s light, they can’t fire us, and the pubs are open. Cheers!”
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Meanwhile, the rubber duckies keep coming, unabated, with no end in sight...

Thousands of rubber ducks to land on British shores after 15 year journey
by Ben Clerkin, 27 June 2007 : The Daily Mail article 
...The toys have helped researchers to chart the great ocean currents because when they are spotted bobbing on the waves they are much more likely to be reported to the authorities than the floats which scientists normally use. Boxes of the bathtime toys - made in China for the U.S. firm The First Years Inc - were washed overboard in the eastern Pacific Ocean one stormy January night in 1992 and broke open.
.In the intervening time an oceanographer, Curtis Ebbesmeyer, has devoted his retirement to tracking the little yellow ducks and their friends over 17,000 miles...
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