December 8, 2022
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Weird but true

%image_alt%In 1992, a shipping crate containing 28,000 rubber duck bath toys fell overboard on its way from Hong Kong to the United States. These ducks are washing up on shores around the world and have been found frozen in Arctic ice. Scientists are using the ducks to learn more about ocean currents and plastic pollution. Now dubbed “Friendly Floatees” by fans, the toys are inspiring international conversation on websites where Floater finders can report the whereabouts of these ducks as they waddle back to land.

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