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Thousands of rubber ducks to land on British shores after 15 year journey
They were toys destined only to bob up and down in nothing bigger than a child’s bath – but so far they have floated halfway around the world.
The armada of 29,000 plastic yellow ducks, blue turtles and green frogs broke free from a cargo ship 15 years ago.
Since then they have travelled 17,000 miles, floating over the site where the Titanic sank, landing in Hawaii and even spending years frozen in an Arctic ice pack.
And now they are heading straight for Britain. At some point this summer they are expected to be spotted on beaches in South-West England.

A pretty neat story, and good science data for free. Who needs multi-million dollar government grants when all you need to do is dump an occasional container of toys (or Nikes) into the drink?
(h/t to the ever-naughty Theo Spark, who is perilous to read at work)

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